August 1, 2016
Parliament: Trinamool raises the issue of growing religious fundamentalism in the country
Trinamool Congress Monday raised the issue of growing religious fundamentalism in the country and demanded that the Prime Minister must assure the country that “we can live in the India we know – unity in diversity.”
Speaking during the Zero Hour, the leader of the party in Rajya Sabha, Derek O’Brien said, “the first time it happens; we can call it a mistake. Second time it happens, we can call it a bigger mistake. Third time it happens, we can call it a blunder, but if it happens time and again, I have to say Sir, it is a decision.”
“This is not the country we are used to living in. I have said this once and will keep saying again that the smaller you are in this country, the smaller your caste, the smaller the minority, the more oppressed you are, the more this country gives you the opportunity to express,” he added.
In Lok Sabha, leader of the party, Sudip Bandyopadhyay said, “we Indians are firm believers of secularism and communal harmony. We are also believers that unity and diversity should be our integral national philosophy.”
“India as a country must ensure that every section of the society has the the right to live with prestige and dignity. We also demand that the people who are carrying out violence in the name of gau raksha must be dealt with harshly as per the laws,” added.