Ansari also said that even before the Corona virus crisis, Indian society had fallen victim to two other epidemics ‘religious bigotry’ and ‘aggressive nationalism’, whereas patriotism is a more positive concept than these two.
Again, Hamid Ansari again targeted Prime Minister Modi. (Photo Credit: News Nation.)
Former Vice President Hamid Ansari said here that today the country is in danger of such ‘manifest and latent ideas’ and ideologies which try to divide them on the basis of the imaginary category of ‘us and them’. Ansari also said that before the Corona virus crisis, Indian society had fallen victim to two other epidemics ‘religious bigotry’ and ‘aggressive nationalism’, while patriotism is a more positive concept than the two because it is military and culturally defensive. . He was speaking on the occasion of the digital release of the new book ‘The Battle of Belonging’ by senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor.
According to him, even in a short span of four years, India has come from the basic perspective of a liberal nationalism to a new political vision of cultural nationalism which has become firmly established in the public domain. The former Vice President said, ‘Kovid is a very bad epidemic, but before that our society had fallen victim to two epidemics – religious bigotry and aggressive nationalism.’
He also said that patriotism is a more positive concept than religious fundamentalism and radical nationalism. Participating in the discussion during the book release, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah said, ‘In 1947 we had the chance that we would go with Pakistan, but my father and others thought that the principle of two nations Not good for us. He said that he is never going to accept the way the current government wants to see the country.
First Published: 21 Nov 2020, 09:20:47 AM
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