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Cong must defend liberty, freedom of individuals,

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

president today said that the party must defend liberty and freedom of individuals and institutions.

Speaking at the special CWC meeting here today, she also expressed concerns over the rise in cases of "self vigilantism".

Her remarks come on a day when the party petitioned the Commission for cancellation of two votes of its "disgruntled" MLAs during in Gujarat.

"must always defend the liberty and freedom of individual and institutions. Anguished by assault on freedom; self-appointed vigilantes are a threat to liberty and enemy of pluralism and diversity," Gandhi said at the meeting.

in-charge of communication Randeep Surjewala also said that former Prime Minister expressed concerns during the meeting about India's youth and peasantry as also multiple problems persisting post and

skipped the special meeting of the CWC on the 75th anniversary of Quit movement as he is down with fever.

The meeting discussed the contribution of the in the movement.

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First Published: Tue, August 08 2017. 20:32 IST