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Thursday, November 12, 2015

India won't tolerate intolerance: Modi

India won't tolerate intolerance: Modi
London: India will never tolerate intolerance, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in London on Thursday, 12th November 2015. Asked about sectarian strife in India, Modi, who arrived here on a three-day visit, told the media that the Indian authorities will "take strict action against those who indulge in such (violent) acts".

"India will not tolerate intolerance," he said, adding that India was the land of Lord Buddha and Mahatma Gandhi. We are a democracy and committed to freedom of speech."We are not an intolerant society" he said

Modi faced questions on intolerance in India in recent months and 2002 riots in Gujarat.
At a media interaction here after talks with his British counterpart David Cameron, a BBC reporter referred to recent incidents of intolerance and asked why India was becoming an increasingly intolerant place.

"India does not accept intolerance even if it is one or two or three incidents. But for a country of 125 crore people whether it is significant or not, it does not matter. For us every incident is serious. We do not tolerate it. Law takes strong action and will continue to do so” Modi said.

India is a vibrant democracy which under Constitution provides protection all citizens, their lives and thoughts. We are committed to it," said the Prime Minister. .

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