Apparently referring to the Dadri lynching episode, President Pranab Mukherjee, Wednesday, asserted that the core values of India’s civilisation cannot be given the slip.
“We cannot allow core values of India’s civilisation to be given a slip,” President Mukherjee said.
“Core values of diversity, tolerance and plurality must be kept in mind,” he added.
The President’s comments came at a time when leaders from across the spectrum are deriving political mileage from the Dadri incident.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Home Affairs has appraised the Prime Minister’s Office of the situation in the western Uttar Pradesh village.
Earlier, the Uttar Pardesh government had submitted a report to MHA on the probe into the Dadri incident.