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British Deputy High Commissioner praises India

Chandigarh, PTI | Updated : 23 October 2013, 11:31 PM

Deputy High Commissioner of British High Commission, Chandigarh, David Lelliott on Wednesday praised the way India has managed its pluralism. 

On the other hand, countries like Sudan have not been able to manage it that well, he said during a two-day International Conference on 'Pluralist Democracy and National Identity' organised by the ICSSR North-Western Regional Centre at the Panjab University. 

He was all praise for the secular fabric of Indian culture and lauded the country for instilling values of pluralism in the constitutional context. 

Emphasising that there cannot be only one right answer to manage pluralism, Lelliott said countries all over the world have adopted different perspectives and practices to respect and preserve plural identities. 

A number of participants and faculty members at the two-day conference, which concluded here today, interacted with him on conflict, identity and community in India and all over the world.

First Published: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 11:29 PM
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