Tolerance is in India’s DNA, lynching cases ‘criminal’ and not ‘communal’: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Emphasising on the Modi government's commitment of inclusive growth, the minister added, "We are committed to ensure the agenda of destruction does not dominate the agenda of development." He said, "Tolerance is in the DNA of our country and its culture. Intolerance is unacceptable to each section of the society."

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: July 3, 2017 9:38 pm
Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, tolerance in india, intolerance, naqvi on lynching, narendra modi, cow vigilantism Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi. (PTI/File photo)

Amid protests on the growing incidents of violence against citizens in the name of cow vigilantism, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Monday said that lynching cases are criminal and painting them with communal colour is equivalent to helping the criminals. He also reiterated his belief that tolerance is an integral part of India.

“Tolerance is in the DNA of our country and its culture. Intolerance is unacceptable to each section of the society. Secondly, such incidents (being reported as cases of lynching) are purely criminal ones. If you paint the criminal incidents with communal colour, it is akin to helping criminals,” he said.

In a reference to the alleged growing extremism in the country, Naqvi said that India never traded the path of a “Talibani mindset” (a fundamentalist political movement in Afghanistan) and will not do so in future, too. “Those who talk about intolerance, NGOs and other organisations, they should look at other countries to know the conditions of minorities living there,” the minister added.

Naqvi also said that “such” incidents take the focus away from real issues in hand. He also added that anyone involved in such cases is being dealt with iron hand. Emphasising on the Modi government’s commitment to inclusive growth, the minister added, “We are committed to ensure the agenda of destruction does not dominate the agenda of development.”

(With inputs from PTI)

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  1. K
    Jul 16, 2017 at 6:45 pm
    This s always gives his comment illogical, just to make permanent his BJP seats. The most selfish man using Muslim name to target muslims.
    1. ahsan mohIUDDIN
      Jul 8, 2017 at 2:33 am
      What's the point in telling me my email address will not be published when you don't ing publish my ing comment u IE s, u are no better than the ing beef lynchers and their commander , ing modi mother er and ing BJP, RSS s them all
      1. Srinivasan N. Iyer
        Jul 5, 2017 at 6:16 am
        Suddenly as though on instructions we have various BJP leaders speaking against, fundamentalism, tolerance all incidents of lynching have been mainlycagainst minorities. Gadkari made a confession that all those who wear saffron clothes are not in BJP forgetting that most of them belong to organisations that support BJP. Amit Shah made a statement based on incomplete data that such incidents were more even before thecBJO came to power by not checking whether they were not done by his party workers or organisations professing to be basically allied Hindu organisations. Modi on his statement quoted Gandhiji as one who was against cow slaughter forgetting his own electioneering on the" pink revolution". All this sudden wake up call is in the various protests made all over the country. Not one accused in any incident in the last three years involving BJP MP and MLA have been heard in Courts
        1. Sayed Maqsood Ahmed
          Jul 4, 2017 at 5:33 pm
          mo naqvi you are only muslim for name sake,drown in a glass of water, you are telling the cases of lynching as criminals, shame on you. if you are a real muslim you should by now left bjp party, hahahahaha also we are sure that RSS and BJP are hiding all those gau rakshaks who killed innocent Muslims in the name of cow particularly in the BJP ruled States. All those criminals are being sheltered by ram madvan and bhagwat and togodia in their private bugales in nagpur, gujrat, MP etc., and pune CBI should immediately raid nagpur RSS palace of bhagwat and there you will find all those hiding who were involved in cold blooded murders of Muslims in the name of cow
          1. C
            Jul 4, 2017 at 6:55 am
            He is right !!!! Why the media is giving more publicity on the negative things???Does it mean that there were no rapes, murders, atrocities etc during the previous regimes??? It is only to mislead the public the defeated leaders/parties are highlighting this issue nothing else!!! it Does not mean that it was there it is there but law should be enforced. Probably the media is biased or they are paid to high light these things only more so that the losers would get some sort of coverage in the public that they are still______???Jaihind
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