"We want to live in an environment where we love our fellow men," Ratan Tata said.

Intolerance a curse we are seeing of late says Ratan TataPTI/file photo
news Intolerance Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 11:43

Diving once more into the intolerance debate, Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons, Ratan Tata, dubbed ‘intolerance’ as a "a curse we are seeing of late".

"I think everybody knows where the intolerance is coming from, what it is. Like many thousands, millions of Indians, one wants to see a country without intolerance," Tata said on Friday while speaking at the 119th foundation day function of Scindia School in Gwalior.

"We want to live in an environment where we love our fellow men. We don't shoot them; we don't kill them. We don't hold them hostages but give a bit of ourselves and we give and take," he added.

Tata’s comments came after Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia, who is the President of the Board of Governors, of the School spoke of how “an environment of intolerance” was prevailing in the country.

"An environment in which each one of us is told what to speak, what to hear, how to dress, what to eat," the former union minister said.

Scindia particularly criticised cow vigilantism, saying that the increased intolerance was a hindrance to the progress of society.

This is not the first time that Tata has publicly intervened in the debate around religion and tolerance in the country. In February, he had observed that India suffered from an "inherently unequal" environment and said, "What we are going through now in terms of religious differences and inequalities, that is included in what I am saying."

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