Hamid Ansari To Rajya Sabha: 'Muslims Insecure'

Sense of insecurity among Muslims triple talaq a social aberration not religious requirement Hamid Ansari

Sense of insecurity among Muslims triple talaq a social aberration not religious requirement Hamid Ansari

"...and overall, the very fact that (the) Indianness of any citizen (is) being questioned is a disturbing thought", Ansari said.

Modi said, "It is possible that there was some restlessness within you as well but from today you will not face that crisis...you now have the joy of being liberated, and the opportunity to work, think and speak according to your core beliefs..." Naidu's view is that if the government has the right to present its policies in the House, while the Opposition also has the right to express itself. "Thus, your family had been closely involved with Congress as well as the Khilafat movement". "Observing you, I saw mannerisms of a career diplomat". You spent several years in that circle.

Hamid Ansari, the outgoing vice-president of India, gave his parting interview to Karan Thapar on Rajya Sabha TV.

Ansari's comments drew sharp criticism from the ruling BJP.

August 11 (ANI): Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla on Friday condemned outgoing Vice-President Hamid Ansari over his "derogatory" remarks about Muslims of the country. For his "Muslim comments", Ansari has been in the firing line of the other BJP leaders.

The outgoing VP had also referred to incidents of lynching and "ghar wapsi" as a breakdown of Indian values. "It really reflects the strength of the parties in the state".

Jaitley said, "The Chairman's job is a thankless job".

"Not just the Muslims - any segment of society: If the requirement is to have comprehensive development; if the requirement is that everybody shall move, take one step forward and keep taking steps forward, then all have to be at the same starting point", VP Ansari said.

During the interview, Ansari talked about a range of issues, including the attacks on Africans in India, the functioning of the Rajya Sabha and his relationship with two Presidents - Pratibha Patil and Pranab Mukherjee - and Prime Ministers Manmohan Singh and Narendra Modi.

Leader of the House, Arun Jaitley too praised Ansari for the "sage advice" that he gave to the members and, through them, to the country.

Samajwadi Party member Ram Gopal Yadav said Ansari conducted the House without any discrimination and never allowed any legislation to be passed in din. But for 10 years, you got a different responsibility.

Lok Sabha MP Paresh Rawal on Thursday fired a sardonic salvo at former Vice President Hamid Ansari over his remarks about Muslims of the country. "[There is] no better country than India for Muslims and no better friend than Hindus", said BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain.

Soon after he was administered oath as the 15th vice president of India, Naidu took over as the chairman of the Upper House.

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