Intolerance Protest: Sonia & Rahul Gandhi lead Congress march to Rashtrapati Bhawan

New Delhi: To protest against ‘growing intolerance’ in the country, top Congress leaders including Sonia and Rahul Gandhi are marching to the Rashtrapati Bhawan.


They will submit a memorandum to President Pranab Mukherjee urging him to take actions against growing intolerance in the country.

We want the President to make this deaf and mute Govt understand this issue (rising intolerance): Salman Khurshid

Ahead of their ‘tolerance’ march, the Congress on Tuesday slammed the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA Government for limiting the number of protesters only to 125, saying it was a blatant attempt to curb freedom and democracy.

Congress march to Rashtrapati Bhavan led by Sonia Gandhi & Rahul Gandhi over rising intolerance in the nation.

Slamming the Centre for limiting the number of protesters to 125, Surjewala said on what grounds were the restriction being imposed on the main Opposition party.
“If you put such kind of restrictions on the main opposition party, what will you do with the freedom of the common man? Are Congress leaders a threat to the security of Delhi? This is a curb on freedom”, he added.

The Delhi Police had earlier informed the Congress that only 125 people would be permitted to participate in the march. The stretch that the party will march on, from Parliament to the President’s House, is under prohibitory orders and heavy security has been deployed.

With ANI inputs