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Sanatana Dharma is not caste system, says Governor Tamilisai

Minister Udhayanidhi Stalin and other leaders of Tamil Nadu on Sanatana Dharma, she said it was projected (by some in Tamil Nadu) as if ‘Sanatana'.

Sanatana Dharma is not caste system, says Governor Tamilisai
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Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan 

HYDERABAD: Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan on Friday disapproved of the comments of Tamil Nadu Minister Udhayanidhi Stalin and others against Sanatana Dharma even as she said she takes pride for being a citizen of ‘Bharat’.

Asked about the comments of Minister Udhayanidhi Stalin and other leaders of Tamil Nadu on Sanatana Dharma, she said it was projected (by some in Tamil Nadu) as if ‘Sanatana’ means caste system.

“Because I am from Tamil Nadu and I am also ideologically against what he said,” she added.

“There are a significant number of people who believe in that ideology, following it and it’s a disciplined way of life.

They think that Sanatana means only caste system. They project only in that way. So many good things are there,” she said.

“Politically, they are benefitted by such talk. The past 50 years, they are doing that. I think it is not correct to insult one section of the people,” Tamilisai added.

Then, why should one section of people be insulted, she asked.

“So, why the discrimination? Your intention is discriminating. But, you are telling Sanatana Dharma is discriminating,” she said.

Asked for her opinion on the ongoing ‘India-Bharat’ debate, she quoted a Tamil phrase which says that it is a matter of pride and confidence that we belong to Bharat.

She spoke to reporters at an event organised at the Raj Bhavan on the occasion of her completing four years in office as Governor of Telangana.

DTNEXT Bureau
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