Here's what PM Narendra Modi said on 'intolerance' in Parliament

PM Narendra Modi on Friday commented on the issue of intolerance for the first time in Parliament.

Last Updated: Nov 27, 2015, 23:23 PM IST

New Delhi: Allaying fears of a section of the society on the issue of intolerance, PM Narendra Modi on Friday said that tolerance is inherent in the Indian society and to drive home his point he recited a number of Sanskrit verses like ‘Ahinsa Parmo Dharma (non-violence is supreme duty), ‘Sarv Dharma Sambhav’ (equal respect to all religions) and ‘Vasudev Kutumbakam’ (world is a family).”

Here's what Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on intolerance in Parliament:

1. Our country has been there for thousands of years. Shortcomings do come. Even vices do crop up. But there is something that keeps us going. Even when vices come up, solutions also emerge from within the society….It is like auto pilot corrective arrangement and this is our strength.

2. No section of the society should lag behind. If any part of the body is paralysed, the body cannot be called healthy. We have to empower people from all sections, be it any community, region or language.

3. India is home to different religions, languages and dialects. All should get justice. There should be harmony. There are people who believe in the God and those who do not believe in God. There are people who do idol worship. All have different views. They have aspirations and expectations which have to be accommodated.