Former Vice President Hamid Ansari said here on Friday that today the country is under threat from such ‘manifest and latent’ views and ideologies which try to divide it on the basis of the imaginary category of ‘us and them’. Ansari also said that before the Corona virus crisis, Indian society had fallen prey to two other epidemics – ‘religious bigotry’ and ‘aggressive nationalism’, whereas patriotism is a more positive concept than both because it is military and culturally defensive. is.
Former Vice President Hamid Ansari was speaking on the occasion of digital release of 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 come home firmly in the public domain.
‘Society a victim of religious fundamentalism and aggressive nationalism’
The former Vice President said that 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.
Farooq Abdullah whipped the central government
Participating in the discussion during the book release, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah said that in 1947 we had the chance that we would go with Pakistan, but my father and others thought that the principle of two nations was our Is not good for He said that he is never going to accept the way the current government wants to see the country.