"I don't agree with the remarks by Hindu nationalists as (theirs) is divisive talk and such divisive policies can't run the nation," he said.

He was speaking about 'The Media's Role In Promoting Secularism' at an 'Excellence in Journalism' award function organized by Marathi daily 'Lokmat' in Nagpur.

All Indians were first class citizens of the country and there cannot be any discrimination between communities, he said. "Muslims have been wrongly painted. Whenever a bomb blast occurs, within no time TV channels start saying that an email or an SMS from some Muslim organization has claimed responsibility. Is this a responsible behaviour?" he asked.


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