NEW DELHI: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday said the country had no place for bigotry and fanaticism, and asked citizens to stand against injustice, intolerance and discrimination. In her Independence Day message she said, “Democratic and resilient India at 73 has no place for bigotry, superstition, sectarianism, fanaticism, racialism, intolerance or injustice, yet millions of fellow citizens encounter discrimination daily. We must rise as a nation to stand against every act of injustice, intolerance and discrimination to cherish our freedom.” Sonia unfurled the national flag at the Congress headquarters in the presence of senior party leaders and workers. She appealed to all to reinvigorate the principles of compassion, coexistence and inclusive development as the indelible features of polity, society and economy. The Congress president said the youth of the country carried the responsibility of nation building as also building a modern, equal, just and egalitarian society founded upon scientific temper.
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