Muslims are not safe in India, says country’s former Vice President

New Delhi: Reiterating his statement given in 2017, the former Vice President of India Hamid Ansari on Sunday said that ‘Muslims are not safe in India’.

In an interview with a Delhi-based news organisation Zee News, Ansari spoke at length about several issues including secularism, safety of Muslims. He reiterated what he wrote in his book that today there is no word of secularism in the government’s dictionary.

Ansari claimed that secularism has almost disappeared from the government’s official vocabulary adding that most of his views on secularism are based on Bombai Judgement, which was delivered by the Supreme Court.

When asked if there was a word in the government’s dictionary before 2014, then his answer was – “Yes, but not enough.”

In his new book ‘By Many a Happy Accident: Recollection of a Life’, the former Vice President has also mentioned about his conversations and interactions with Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi.


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