New Delhi: National Security Advisor Ajit Doval on Saturday warned that some elements in the country are trying to create negativity, animosity and conflict in the name of religion and ideology, hampering national progress in the process. He appealed to leaders belonging to various faiths to raise voice against such forces and use their role as influencers to remove any misunderstandings among people and get them to work unitedly to make India a robust nation.
Doval’s comments, made at an inter-faith conference for communal harmony, organised by the All-India Sufi Sajjada Nasheen Council (AISSC) here, came even as the prominent leaders belonging to different religions passed a resolution at the meet calling for a ban on “organisations like Popular Front of India (PFI)”. PFI, a radical, pan-India Islamic outfit, is being linked to recent killing of two persons in Amravati and Udaipur, allegedly after the victims spoke in favour of BJP ex-spokesperson Nupur Sharma on social media.
The NSA said while the “minuscule section” was making a loud noise to amplify their negativity campaign, the majority who do not share their views tend to play mute spectators.
Calling upon the religious leaders, who have “both noble intentions and capacity” to counter the negative campaign, and recounting the rich Sufi tradition that has thrived in India, Doval asked them to speak up and let their views in favour of assimilation of all faiths and patriotism be heard.