Retaliation will never end intolerance: Muzaffar Ali

Kolkata : Observing that intolerance was an age-old issue, eminent filmmaker and artist Muzaffar Ali on Monday called for spreading message of love instead of retaliation to tackle it.

"Intolerance is not a sporadic thing, rather a big issue. The need is to go deep into the whole ethos of intolerance and look into the symptoms as to why it is growing.

"However, it is not a new thing, but rather an age-old thing which we have inherited from our colonial masters," Ali said here at an event.

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Police used water cannons to disperse the protestors.

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