KIRNAHAR (WB), Oct 20 - President Pranab Mukherjee has yet again come out with an appeal for practicing tolerance and to accept differences while respecting dissent, in remarks that come in the midst of growing intolerance in the country.
�Our civilisation teaches us to promote tolerance, to accept differences and to respect dissent. Therefore, that is the essence which has kept us together.
�Therefore, what I stated, that we should recognise this underlying message and convey it in our actions, day-to-day practices...Whether it should be part of our civilisation and culture, in our behaviour, in our approach and attitude,� the President told NDTV at his home in Kirnahar in West Bengal.
He was asked about his yesterday�s strong comments whether tolerance and acceptance of dissent was on the wane in the country and what were his concerns that made him make the statement. � PTI