For the record: What kind of life is this which is inspired by terrorism?

What the PM said of Pakistan & Balochistan

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: August 16, 2016 3:04 am
independence day, narendra modi, red fort, modi speech, narendra modi speech, pm modi speech, dalits, modi on dalits, dalit attacks, attacks on dalits, indian express news, india news Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the nation from the ramparts of Red Fort. Image: PIB

On Pakistan

“I want to present before the world two pictures that show the difference between those people who were brought up under the influence of humanism and those who reward terrorism. I want to tell the world and those who believe in humanity to evaluate, by narrating two incidents. One incident happened at Peshawar, where the terrorists gunned down innocent schoolchildren. It was a terror attack. Innocent boys and girls were killed, the temple of learning was soaked in blood… There were tears in the eyes of parliamentarians in India. Indian schoolchildren were crying. Every schoolchild in India felt the shock of the death of children of Peshawar. The killing of children of Peshawar by terrorists gave us immense pain and agony. This is our culture, borne out of humanism. On the other hand, terrorism is being glorified. When innocent people are killed in terrorist attacks, there are celebrations. What kind of life is this which is inspired by terrorism? How are governments formed through inspiration of terrorism? The world will understand this difference clearly. That is enough for me…

On Balochistan

“Today I want to especially honour and thank some people from the ramparts of Red Fort. For the past few days the people of Balochistan, the people of Gilgit, the people of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, the way their citizens have heartily thanked me, the way they have acknowledged me, the goodwill they have shown towards me, the people settled far across, the land which I have not seen, the people I have not met ever, but people settled far away acknowledge the Prime Minister of India, they honour him. So it is an honour for my 125 crore countrymen, it is respect for my 125 crore countrymen, and that is why owing to this honour, I want to heartily thank the people of Balochistan, the people of Gilgit, the people of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir for the expression of thankfulness.”

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    Gangadhar Garud
    Aug 16, 2016 at 3:54 am
    In case a neighboring country is instigating trouble in a the adjuscent part of the Nation and this continues despite of repeated talks with this neighbor for last more than fifty years,the question arises: Should the Nation continue with the loss of life due to the trouble? Should the Nation continue to express opinion that nuclear power can destroy the Nation and hence accept the pricks (though costly)?Should the Nation conveniently ignore that in future such a rogue neighbor may use nuclear power to fragment us and hence this Nation should not use even harsh words to remind such neighbor the realities that exist in its own backyard?
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      Akbar Bugti
      Aug 16, 2016 at 3:00 am
      This is a great article that has rationally looked at many different parts of the problem without getting emotional (a trap Indians very quickly fall into when it comes to Kashmir and stan). However, there are some points to be made on the issue in the light of this article:lt;br/gt;1) Modi taking up the issue of Balochistan further stains India's relationship with stan. As the article says, it puts the Balochistan and stan-Administered Kashmir in the same line. This will only promote further hostility and mistrust between the two at a time when both need to be working towards conflict resolution to create a prosperous and progressive South Asia. lt;br/gt;2) Indian Army itself has carried out atrocities in Indian-Administered Kashmir and these are not hidden from the international media. stan can easily debunk India's stance on Balochistan by stressing on the violations India itself has carried out in;br/gt;3) Balochistan and Bangladesh are not the same. The reason why many Indians still think that they can separate Balochistan is because of Bangladesh. Separation of Bangladesh required a full-scale war when none of the two countries had nuclear capabilities. Now both have nukes and therefore, war is out of question. And no war means Balochistan is always going to be a part of stan. lt;br/gt;4) The reason why India has been able to instigate some Balochis against the Govt of stan so far is that the province has been subject to neglect. However, with the China-stan Economic Corridor ping through Balochistan means that stability of the province is vital for the trade interests of China. The attempt by Indian Govt to instabilize Balochistan directly goes against Chinese interests in the region (remember 1962?)lt;br/gt;5) Nurturing and promoting hatred against stan has never given anything good to India except for satiating some bloated egos. A peaceful and stable stan is in the economic interests of India. This new chapter of Balochistan in India-stan relationship marks only that neither we have learnt anything from history; nor are willing to.
      1. M
        Aug 16, 2016 at 4:29 am
        It could have been good had he spoke about the ongoing protests in Una, the exposure of his "gujrat model" and better if he had shed a bit of his self obsessed narcissist braggings. simple, if he had been realistic and not his usual self.