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Dissent is welcome but attempts to disintegrate country won’t be tolerated: Naidu

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu called upon the international community to take note of countries that regularly flout resolutions passed by the United Nations to combat terrorism.

india Updated: Jan 24, 2018 23:23 IST
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Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu addresses a gathering in Kolkata.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu addresses a gathering in Kolkata.(PTI file photo)

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said dissent in a society is always welcome but attempts to disintegrate the country in its name will not be tolerated.

While delivering 4th RV Raju Memorial Lecture on the occasion of foundation day celebrations of the National Investigation Agency (NIA), Naidu also cautioned against alleged glorification of Afzal Guru, a convict in the Parliament attack case who was hanged, saying such acts would not be tolerated.

He also called upon the international community to take note of countries that regularly flout resolutions passed by the United Nations to combat terrorism. Naidu didn’t name Pakistan but said: “Terrorism is their state policy. I want to make it clear to them, not an inch of India’s land will be allowed to be taken,” said Naidu.

Naidu said growing radicalisation of the society is the immediate concern on the internal security front in the country.

“This has roots in a distorted view of religion and ethnic identity,” said Naidu.