Assam Governor: All Indians persecuted in foreign land are welcome

Terming India as the "most tolerant country in the world", Assam Governor Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya today said all Indian-origin people, including Muslims, persecuted in any foreign lands were welcome in the country.

By: PTI | Guwahati | Published: November 22, 2015 3:42 pm

Terming India as the “most tolerant country in the world”, Assam Governor Padmanabha Balakrishna
Acharya today said all Indian-origin people, including Muslims, persecuted in any foreign lands were welcome in the country.

“Any Indian-origin people persecuted in Bangladesh and in any foreign land have the legitimate right to come to India and it is our duty to receive them… People of all religions, including Muslims, have the right to come to India,” Acharya said at a press conference.

When specifically asked if Muslims persecuted in Bangladesh are also welcome, he said “Why not? Taslima (Nasrin) has come to India…Originally Bangladesh was part of India and the people were Indian. But during partition, Indian Muslims went to Pakistan.

“India has a big heart. India is the most tolerant country in the world,” Acharya said.

He, however, said that Hindus originating in other countries had no right to come to India.

“American Hindus or British Hindus or Hindus in other nations…they can go to their own countries. I am talking about those people who were originally from India,” he added.

Asked about any plan to settle the refugees across different states in the country by not giving the entire load to one particular state, Acharya said it was the duty of the government, both state and Centre, to formulate a mechanism for settlement.

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    ah
    Nov 22, 2015 at 4:58 pm
    Give some hate speeches on Muslim , overnight the person will be on News. No body earlier know about this rss thug .
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      Arun
      Nov 22, 2015 at 12:01 pm
      Without going into his credentials it can be concluded that this fellow is an RSS slave.
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      1. Qaiser Qaiser
        Nov 23, 2015 at 10:11 am
        until RSS will be there problem will be there
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          BharatK
          Nov 22, 2015 at 3:31 pm
          First clean your own mind, then you will speak good. Your words are not different than ISIS.
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            Rahul
            Nov 22, 2015 at 11:02 am
            Wonder what part of his speech offended you in kuwait. Did you even bother to read his statement before jumping in to call him names? So, while you accuse others of 'hate speech', likes of you are the ones actually doing it all the time, while relentlessly finger-pointing at others. Got it?
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