Honour Gandhi’s sacrifice, Prince of Arcot tells people

Chennai: The Prince of Arcot, Nawab Mohammed Abdul Ali, has appealed to all fellow citizens to honour the supreme sacrifice of Mahatma Gandhi, who laid down his life for the cause of Hindu-Muslim unity and communal harmony.

The Prince of Arcot recalled the words of Gandhi, a week before his martyrdom, who said, “It would spell the ruin of both the Hindu religion and the majority community if the latter, in the intoxication of power, entertains the belief that it can crush the minority community and establish a purely Hindu Rashtra.”

On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanthi on Tuesday, the Prince of Arcot, called upon the people, irrespective of cast, creed or religion to safeguard peace, harmony, tolerance and secularism and to defend democratic values, the Constitution and the rule of law. “Let us build a strong, united, democratic, just and prosperous India,” he said.

NT Bureau