Communalism biggest threat to nation: Pinarayi Vijayantext_fields
The Kerala chief minister said on Sunday that communal ideologies that killed Mahatma Gandhi are the greatest threat to the nation. He called on the people to reject communal ideologies.
In a tweet commemorating the Mahatma's 74th death anniversary, he stated that terrorism in the name of religion is still killing people.
According to him, the sectarian sentiment was gaining ground, shaking the very foundations of democracy, and innocent people were victims.
"Mahatma Gandhi was murdered by the very forces that still slaughter people in the name of religion. They are the biggest threat to our country today. Gandhiji's memories are more relevant now than ever before. This #Martyr's Day let's pledge to fight communalism, promote fraternity".
Mahatma Gandhi was shot dead by Nathuram Godse on January 30th, 1948 and his death anniversary is observed as Marty's Day.
Vijayan also called upon people to be cautious as the racists had shared joy on the day of death of the world respected Mahatma Gandhi. The Chief Minister in a Facebook post on Sunday said that this was the biggest challenge Indians were facing as a community.
He said that the martyrdom of Mahatma Gandhi must become an inspiration and strength to the people of India and that the untiring efforts of the Mahatma had united the people of the country and people must keep his ideals alive.