Indian Vice-President Awarded Doctorate Honoris Causa by Rabat Mohammed V University

Indian Vice-President Awarded Doctorate Honoris Causa by Rabat Mohammed V UniversityThe Mohammed V University of Rabat awarded, on June 1st 2016, the “Doctorate Honoris Causa” to Indian Vice-President Mr. Mohammad Hamid Ansari who is on an official visit to Morocco.

The award testifies to Ansari’s commendable commitment to defending human rights, said President of the Mohammed V University, Mr. Saaid Amzazi, adding that the Indian Top Official took multiple actions to defend oppressed minorities.

During his mission as a diplomat in the Middle East and Western Asia, this staunch activist stood out for handling political issues of the region’s countries by writing several books, notably on the Palestinian issue, he said.

On this occasion, Mr. Ansari gave a conference on “Accommodating Diversity in a Globalizing World”, in which he underlined the need to accept and adopt diversity as a civic act.

“Indian Muslims have lived in India’s religiously plural society for over a thousand years, at times as rulers, at others as subjects and now as citizens. They are not homogeneous in racial or linguistic terms and bear the impact of local cultural surroundings, in manners and customs, in varying degrees,” Mr. Ansari underlined.

The ceremony was attended mainly by the Head of Government, the Minister of Endowments and Islamic affairs and the Communication Minister, Government Spokesperson.