Inditva, By Muzammiluddin Syed
By Muzammiluddin Syed
Inditva was a concept introduced by K R Narayanan, former President of India, as an opposed concept to Hindutva. Speaking to the press on Aug 13, 2002, he said something like Post–Godhra Gujarat riots and the related communal issues had troubled him the most because it had larger implications. “It affects the future of the nation, the unity of the nation and I was most affected by events like that, he said “As a President, I have often felt helpless, when so many delegations come to me and tell their woes and I can’t do anything about it. Gujarat was a major example of helplessness, he said.
Supporting / Quoting the term Inditva
K. Samu, Senior Technical Officer, of the Human Rights Documentation, Indian Social Institute, Lodi Road, New Delhi who compiled the document Minorities 2002, prominently quotes K R Narayanan’s quote in order to highlight the need for harmony in India.
1. I felt helpless during riots: Narayanan, The Hindu, Wednesday, Aug 14, 2002.
2. Indian Social Institute Personnel Directory
3 Minorities 2002 Report Compiled By K. SAMU, Human Rights Documentation,Indian Social Institute, Lodi Road, New Delhi