India passing through a difficult phase, intolerance and human rights violations on rise: Former President
NEW DELHI - Former President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said that citizens are disillusioned with governments and efforts should be made to win back the people's trust to save India's democracy.
“In the recent past institutions have come under severe strain and their credibility is being questioned. There is widespread cynicism and disillusionment with the government and the functioning of the institutions,” said Mukherjee at the inauguration of a national conference on "Towards Peace, Harmony and Happiness: Transition to transformation" organised by Pranab Mukherjee Foundation and the Centre for Research in Rural Development (CRRID).
“The country is passing through a difficult phase. The land which gave the concept of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ and civilisational ethos of forgiveness, tolerance and acceptance is now in news for rising intolerance, rage and infringement of human rights,” he added.