At the inauguration of the Amartya Research Center in the Salt Lake area, Sen expressed concern over the current state of affairs in India and emphasized the need for unity.
Expressing concern over the current state of affairs in India, Nobel laureate Amartya Sen, who was in the city on Thursday, said people should work to maintain unity. He also said divisions should not be made on religious lines.
“I think if someone asks me if I am afraid of anything, I would say yes. There is a reason to be afraid now. The current situation in the country has become a reason for fear,” the noted economist said at the inauguration. of the Amartya Research Center in the Salt Lake area.
“I want the country to be united. I don’t want division in a country that historically was liberal. We have to work together,” he said. Asserting that India cannot belong to Hindus or Muslims alone, the octogenarian stressed the need to remain united in keeping with the country’s traditions.
“India cannot be (a country) of Hindus alone. Again, Muslims alone cannot make India. Everyone has to work together,” Sen added.