Uproar over Hamid Ansari's call for 'religious bigotry' and 'aggressive nationalism' as epidemic

 22 Nov 2020 ( IBTN Bureau )

Some statements by former Vice-President of India Hamid Ansari have caused some resentment among the class which has right wing tendencies.

Indeed, in a virtual event, on 20 November 2020, Hamid Ansari said that before the 'Corona epidemic crisis', Indian society had fallen victim to two other epidemics - 'religious bigotry' and 'aggressive nationalism'.

Adding to this, Ansari also said that 'Desh Prem' is a more positive concept than the two as it is military and culturally defensible.

But his statement has upset a particular class. This is being discussed on social media. People are writing that this thinking about the nationalism of Hamid Ansari, who held some of the biggest positions in India, is indignant.

State level spokesperson of Bharatiya Janata Party Gaurav Goyal has written on Twitter, "The reality of the Congress has once again surfaced. These are the people who were made the Vice-President of this country by the Congress Party having a biased attitude. ''

Former Maharashtra Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis said on Ansari's statement that Hindutva was never radical. Hindutva has always been tolerant. Hindutva is an ancient lifestyle of this country. Hindus never attacked anyone or any country.

However, the Congress party has justified Ansari's statement. Congress leader Tariq Anwar said that Ansari's statements to the BJP are special because it directly targets the agenda of the BJP and the Sangh Parivar.

Former Vice-President Ansari said this on the occasion of the digital release of Congress leader Shashi Tharoor's new book 'The Battle of Belonging'.

On the occasion of the book release, he expressed concern about the current situation in India. He also said that 'today the country is seen to be at risk from such ideologies which try to divide the country on the basis of the imaginary category of' us and them '.

Ansari said that "the dangers of nationalism have been written many times." It has been called 'ideological poison' on some occasions in which there is no hesitation in transferring and transferring individual rights. ''

Hamid Ansari also said in the program that "in a short span of four years, India has taken a new political vision of 'cultural nationalism' from the basic perspective of a 'liberal nationalism' which is in the public domain. It has reliably done home.

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah also participated in the discussion on the occasion of book release.

He also said on this occasion that in 1947 we had an opportunity to go with Pakistan, but my father and others thought that the principle of two nation was not good for us.

Farooq Abdullah said that he is never going to accept the way the current government wants to see the country.


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