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Looks like secularism, free speech are in danger, says Sonia Gandhi

A special discussion is taking place in the Parliament to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Quit India Movement. Addressing the Lok Sabha on the occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said from 2017 to 2022, when India turns 75, there is a need to create the same spirit that existed between 1942 and 1947. "In 1942, the clarion call was 'Karenge Ya Marenge' (Do or Die) – today it is 'Karenge Aur Kar Ke Rahenge.' These five years are about 'Sankalp Se Siddhi' (commitment to fulfillment)," he said. Shortly after his speech, Congress president Sonia Gandhi too addressed the Lower House where she spoke about the dangers facing secularism and free speech. "There's politics of divide and if we have to preserve freedom, we'll have to defeat forces endangering it," she said.
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