Amid the raging controversy over Sangh Parivar's Hindutva agenda, Vice President Hamid Ansari on Sunday cautioned against connecting faith and history and propagating a "homogeneous" national identity when there are over 4,600 communities in the country.
The tumultuous Winter Session of Rajya Sabha came to an end on Tuesday but not before passing 12 bills during the course of its 22 sittings, while 62 hours were lost on account of disturbances over various issues.
Acting tough on indiscipline, Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari on Wednesday suspended for the day Congress member Hanumantha Rao for creating ruckus in the House and demands by some opposition members for revoking of the "harsh" order were rejected.
Parliamentarians led by Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Saturday paid homage to martyrs on the 13th anniversary of the attack on Parliament.
Vice President Hamid Ansari on Saturday commended the 'sab ka sath sab ka vikas' slogan of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying Muslims remain backward even six decades after Independence and there is a need to ensure that all sections of society are able to walk together.