Delivering Late Yashwantrao Kelkar memorial lecture here, he said instances of casteism and religious fundamentalism bring a bad name to the country.Vice President Venkaiah Naidu said on Thursday that India wants peaceful co-existence with its “troubling neighbour” who is promoting terrorism. From which we sure can expect that he was talking about Pakistan without taking the name.
The program had been organised by the RSS-affiliated student union Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP). Ajay Piramal, chairman of Piramal Group, was present as well.”All of us must thrive to build a new India that is free of poverty, hunger, discrimination and inequalities based on caste, creed, and gender. That is the agenda before us,” the Vice President said…
“We always believed in peaceful co-existence with all, including our neighbor, the troubling neighbour who is aiding, abetting, funding and training terrorism, Still we want to remain at peace with them, provided they also reciprocate and do not interfere into internal affairs of our country,” Mr. Naidu said.The Vice President expressed concern brutality against women and religions.“Even if such instances are here and there, they bring bad name to the country,” he said.
“Instances of social gender discrimination here and there and atrocities against women are happening now and then,” he said. “Casteism and religious fundamentalism, even if they are only here and there, they all are challenges to us. They bring bad name to our country,” said Mr. Naidu.