PARIS, April 10 � Prime Minister Narendra Modi today assured minorities in India that rights and liberty of citizens of all faiths will be protected and equal place ensured for them, comments that come against the backdrop of anti-minority campaign by Hindutva elements, report PTI.
In a speech at the UNESCO here, he emphasised his vision of inclusiveness and said cultures, traditions and religions should be used to overcome the rising tide of extremism, violence and divisions across the world.
�We have built a modern state in an ancient land, with a timeless tradition of openness and coexistence and, a society of extraordinary diversity.
�We will defend and protect the rights and liberty of every citizen. We will ensure that every citizen of every faith, culture and creed has an equal place in our society,� Modi said.