Intolerance prevails, need to stay united: CM Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal CM Mamta Banerjee said among diverse faiths and beliefs comprising Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs or Jains we should work towards humanity and maintain communal harmony to fight against intolerance and polarization.

By: Express News Service | Kolkata | Published:June 27, 2017 1:29 am
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CHIEF MINISTER Mamata Banerjee on Monday said that an atmosphere of intolerance was prevailing in the country and people needed to stand united in such times. “After month-long fasting, people are celebrating Eid today. This is a festival of happiness. There are times when one has to show courage and conviction. Attempts are being made to create an atmosphere of intolerance. We believe we are united. We are for all. We are human beings first, Hindus, Muslims or Christians later,” Mamata said in a message on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.

Asking people to maintain unity and harmony, the chief minister further said that she would not allow anyone to create division among people.

“We work for all, whether they are Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs or Jains. We will keep defending humanity as long as we are alive. We will not allow anyone to create any division between people. We all stand united. No one can break us. We are for all and we fight for all. We have to maintain unity and harmony,” she added. “I pray for the good health and well-being of everyone,” Mamata said.

Later, while addressing an Eid ceremony in Kolkata, she said, “Stay together. No one will be able to do anything to you.”

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    Ashok Saran
    Jun 27, 2017 at 6:37 am
    intolerance was first practised by mamata herself when she refused to answer a question from a student and left the inter active session in anger alleging that she,the questioner,was a left stooge! a sonar kella cartoon creator-professor was thrashed by TMC goons and was sent to jail by tmc govt! then who is intolerant ? "stay together " and vote for me!
    1. R
      Jun 27, 2017 at 3:10 am
      Keep India’s cons ution alive, do not try to implement of RSS Hindu radical agenda against minority their believe , their religious Patrice and their eating habit, we all are Hindustani. Let it eat what they like, this is call freedom, do to try to make India religious bondage country like radical ISIS. India does not accept any religion as state religion. India maintains absolute neutrality and impartiality towards all religions. Hence India is a perfect example of a secular state-flanked by theocracies in the East and West. A secular state does not seek to regulate human’s relations with God or his spiritual aspirations. Secularism is concerned with the regulation of men’s social relations. The provisions relating to “Right of Freedom of Religion” of the Articles 25 28 of the Cons ution of India make India a secular state. To make assurance doubly sure, the 42nd amendment of the cons ution inserts the term “secular” in the preamble of the cons ution.
      1. I
        Jun 27, 2017 at 9:49 am
        Till such time the So Called Minority gets hold of the things, isn't it !? After all we have living examples of Pak Bangla on either side of India. Secualarism in India appears to deception only to preach, taunt, humiliate Hindus