While addressing the nation, he cautioned against unmindful pursuit of a divisive political agenda and polarising debates by groups and individuals. He said they lead to institutional travesty and constitutional subversion.
“This is for the fifth time as I speak to you on the eve of Independence Day. As we celebrate our 70th Independence day, I respectfully bow to the heroes who sacrificed their lives to win freedom for us,” he said.
“The safety and security that we provide to our women and children, determines well being of state and society. We cannot call ourselves a civilised society if we fail to protect our women and children” said Mukherjee