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Secularism, Citizenship Under Challenge In Country: P Chidambaram


P Chidambaram stated one of many basic concepts for a contemporary democracy is secularism and it’s underneath problem together with citizenship at the moment.

Senior Congress chief P Chidambaram on Wednesday stated secularism and citizenship are underneath problem within the nation and if an individual is secular at the moment, folks will name her anti-national.
Speaking after the discharge of a e-book,

“Vision for a Nation: Paths and Perspectives”, he stated if one is secular as of late their patriotism shall be questioned and there can even be individuals who will, in course of time, query citizenship of others which is a degree of hazard.


The e-book introduced out by Samruddha Bharat Foundation was earlier launched by former prime minister Manmohan Singh and former vp M Hamid Ansari, moreover Mr Chidambaram and others.
Mr Chidambaram stated that many Indians have change into diminished residents as of late and whereas there are various propagating Mahatma Gandhi’s idea of civil disobedience towards injustice.

there are additionally folks propagating Adolf Hitle”s philosophy of demanding full obedience to the supreme chief.
The Congress chief stated one of many basic concepts of a contemporary democracy is secularism and it’s underneath problem together with citizenship at the moment.

He stated secularism is being challenged to some extent the place citizenship has additionally change into an object of assault.

Citing an article within the e-book, Mr Chidambaram stated ideas each of Gandhiji and Hitler are being witnessed at the moment in society.
There was a time when Gandhi got here up with the thought of civil disobedience as an announcement of 1’s ethical braveness within the face of injustice, he stated.


“I am proud that the people who, we thought, will not come out of their homes on this cold are now truly practising Gandhiji’s civil disobedience.


There are examples today in India, in Delhi of civil disobedience as a statement of one’s moral courage against injustice.

We also have examples of people demanding complete obedience to the supreme leader,” he stated.
The former residence minister stated folks’s citizenship appears to have been diminished by a lot of issues and in a digital world, if one is denied citizenship for seven months, one is diminished as a digital citizen.


“What is happening today is that it is only if we speak a particular language, speak the language belonging to a household or we belong to a race.

we belong to a religion or we practice a selected culture, that we will be an Indian citizen.
“If this definition is applied, many of us will cease to be citizens, many people will become diminished residents. Numerous us will even change into non-citizens.

As lengthy as this was merely a theoretical concept propagated by Savarkars or Golwalkars, there was nothing improper.

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