Religious animosity affects the entire country and leaders of different faiths must come together to prevent it, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval said on Saturday, according to PTI.
He made the comments at an interfaith conference organised by Islamic cultural organisation All India Sufi Sajjadanashin Council in Delhi.
“Some people try to create animosity in the name of religion, which adversely affects the entire country and also has ramifications internationally,” Doval said. “We cannot be a mute spectator to this. To counter religious animosity, we have to work together and make every religious body feel a part of India. In this, we sail and sink together.”
The national security advisor said that efforts need to be taken to clear misunderstandings and to help all religious groups feel that they are a part of the country.
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