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Modi Tells Britain That 'India Does Not Accept Intolerance Even If It Is One Or Two Or Three Incidents'

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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes part in a joint press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron (not pictured) at the Foreign Office in London on November 12, 2015. India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and address a huge rally at London's Wembley Stadium during a three-day visit to Britain focused on trade and investment starting today. AFP PHOTO / NIKLAS HALLE'N (Photo credit should read NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today faced questions on intolerance in India in recent months and 2002 riots in Gujarat, drawing an assurance from him that intolerance would not be accepted in any part of India.

At a media interaction here after talks with his British counterpart David Cameron, a BBC reporter referred to recent incidents of intolerance and asked why India was becoming an increasingly intolerant place.

Modi replied that India is a land of Buddha and Gandhi and its culture does not accept anything that is against the basic social values.

"India does not accept intolerance even if it is one or two or three incidents. But for a country of 125 crore people whether it is significant or not, it does not matter. For us every incident is serious. We do not tolerate it. Law takes strong action and will continue to do so. India is a vibrant democracy which under Constitution provides protection all citizens, their lives and thoughts. We are committed to it," said the Prime Minister.

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