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Manmohan Singh expresses concern over communal discord in country

Everybody should try to ensure communal harmony in the society, Singh said.

india Updated: Jun 30, 2017 08:02 IST
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi
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Manmohan Singh(AP)

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday expressed concern over the kind of atmosphere being created in the country in the name of religion.

Everybody should try to ensure communal harmony in the society and live like a family, Singh said at an Eid Milan function here.

“We all Indians have to defend the country by walking shoulder to shoulder. we have to stay in brotherhood and create an atmosphere that is in accordance with the path shown by our Constitution,” he said.

“Whatever atmosphere is being created in the name of religion (in our country), I am reminded of Iqbal’s couplet...’Mazhab nahin sikhata aapas mein bair rakhna...’” he added.

First Published: Jun 30, 2017 07:25 IST