Social Harmony

If India has had a history, unfortunately, of religious dogma and intolerance, it has also a contrary tradition of religious coexistence. Asoka’s Rock Edict XII of over 2,250 years ago can still resonate with us just as Akbar’s religious tolerance seems to have a contemporary ring [to it]. In his Hind Swaraj, Gandhiji declared with absolute clarity that the nation had nothing to do with religion, and so he called on people of all religions in India “to live in unity”.

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