'Would you rather salute Afzal Guru?' Naidu on 'Vande-Mataram' protests
"Vande Mataram means 'salute to mother'. What's the problem?" he asked.
He added 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' wasn't about "some goddess in a photo", but about the "125cr people living in India".
Venkaiah Naidu reacts to Vande Mataram controversy
The opposition to compulsory renditions of Vande Mataram
Different groups have protested attempts to mandate singing of Vande Mataram. When the Madras HC in July made it compulsory for all Tamil Nadu schools to sing the national song, many criticized the decision.
'Indians are non-violent due to Hinduism'
Naidu also talked about Hinduism, saying it's not just a religion but a way of life. The non-violent nature of Indians can be attributed to Hinduism, he said.
"Every Tom, Dick and Harry attacked India, ruled it, ruined and looted it, but India never attacked any country because of its culture."
"Our culture teaches us 'Vasudev Kutumbakam', that means the world is one family."
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