NEW DELHI: Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha, Harivansh on Sunday hit out at people, who he said are "vandalising property and talking about dividing the country" and questioned on what quite "azaadi" do they need .
"In the name of protest, some people are vandalising property and also talking about dividing the country. Such quite protests are happening here because it's a democratic country. What quite 'Azadi' do they want?" he said while chatting with ANI.
He asserted that we should always strive to form society on the idea of non-violence.
Stressing that today is that the day of true independence, Harivansh said: "Nation will move forward only it's strong and internally secure. this is often also a basic thing that for progress today, communal harmony, peace, and unity are compulsory. this is often a significant issue. we should always strive to form society on the idea of non-violence."
The Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman made this statement while pertaining to President Ram Nath Kovind's remarks.
President Kovind had said on Saturday that the Constitution gives rights but also places the responsibility to always adhere to tenets of justice and fraternity and suggested introspecting daily on Mahatma Gandhiji's message of truth and nonviolence.
In his address to the state on the eve of Republic Day, the President said the life and values of the daddy of the state make it easier to follow these Constitutional ideals.
"Our Constitution gave us rights as citizens of a free democratic nation, but also placed on us the responsibility to always adhere to the central tenets of our democracy - justice, liberty, equality, and fraternity. It becomes easier for us to follow these constitutional ideals if we confine mind the life and values of the daddy of our Nation. By doing so, we'll be adding a meaningful dimension to our celebrations of the 150th birth anniversary of Gandhiji," he had said.
The President had said that Gandhi's ideals remain relevant in nation-building and his message of truth and nonviolence has become all the more necessary within the present times.