On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Quit India Movement on Wednesday, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi addressed the Lok Sabha paid homage to Congress workers who participated in the freedom struggle. She also said that Congress played a crucial role in the freedom struggle of India. Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru spent several years in jail, many Congress workers died in jail.
Adding further Sonia Gandhi said that few organisations were against freedom of India. “A lot of atrocities were committed on the protesters, but no one stepped back. We must not forget that some organizations opposed Quit India Movement, such organisations have no role in freedom struggle.”
"There is politics of divide. Freedom of expression, civil justice are taking a back seat. We can't and we won't allow sectarian forces to succeed," she said.
"Questions are being raised whether forces of darkness are again raising their head, whether attempts are being made to destroy democracy."
"Today, it looks that divisive and communal sentiments are rising across the country, and secularism and free speech are in danger. Law and order forces have also not been able to control the communal forces,".