Union Minister V Muraleedharan on Friday stated that India is one such country that encourages its citizens to express diverse views.
The Minister was addressing an inter-faith conference in Aluva, where he outlined that India does not fall into the list of countries where hundreds of people are killed due to religious conflict.
“In our country, we use a lot of words like religious harmony and riots. But when it comes to the number of countries that lose at least one thousand lives a year in the number of religious conflicts globally, India is nowhere near that. Nowhere in the world would we have the freedom to express different opinions, as in our own country,” he said.