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New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said, “There should be no space for an intolerant Indian”, while addressing a ceremony held in KS Rajamony Memorial Lecture in Kochi, Kerala.

He also claimed, “There must be space for legitimate criticism and dissent”.

The remarks by the President followed after a debate was raised on nationalism and freedom of expression which gradually grasped the Delhi University’s campus clashes.

Earlier, on Feb 22, conflict sparked between Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and All India Students Association (AISA) in front of Ramjas College.

A seminar at Ramjas College has been called off by ABVP protests as the event was planned to be addressed by Umar Khalid, who had allegedly shouted anti-national slogans at an event held in JNU campus.

“The time has come for collective efforts to re-discover the sense of national purpose and patriotism”, said the President of India.

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