Enough is enough: President on communal violence

Last Updated: Saturday, September 21, 2013 - 17:33

New Delhi: Asserting that inter-religious and communal violence is "insanity" manifested, President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said a few individuals alone cannot be blamed as "our inaction" has created an atmosphere where violence begets violence.

Calling for urgently bringing back sanity into "our midst," the President said time has come to say enough is enough.

"Humanity cannot tolerate this anymore. We must save humanity and civilisation. This cannot be done by Parliament or law enforcement machinery alone. It has to be achieved through a collective effort of society at large," he said addressing an all-faith campaign.

Mukherjee said was high time the country re-set its moral compass. "With every act of violence, we are crucifying Jesus Christ again and again. With each act of violence, we are repeating the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.

"A few individuals alone cannot be blamed for the violence in our society. Our general apathy and tolerance of violence is an equal culprit. Our inaction has created an atmosphere where violence begets violence," he said at a function of `All India Ahimsa Parmo Dharma Awareness Campaign` at the Rashtrapati Bhawan here.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, September 21, 2013 - 17:33

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