Those who shelter, help terrorists must not be spared: PM Modi

PM Modi said the global community has to unite to put an end to terror, the “enemy of humanity” which is “destroying the world”.

Written by Lalmani Verma | Lucknow | Updated: October 12, 2016 12:23 pm
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Without mentioning India’s surgical strikes in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday said “it is time to uproot terrorists” and also “not spare those who shelter, help terrorists”.

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Citing examples from the Ramayan to speak at length on the need to fight terror, the Prime Minister, addressing a Ramlila gathering in Lucknow, said “terrorism has no boundaries” and “if 125 crore countrymen unite to remain vigilant against every activity of terrorists, it will be very difficult for terrorists to succeed”.

He said the global community has to unite to put an end to terror, the “enemy of humanity” which is “destroying the world”.

“Those who think terror has not touched them should not live in that mistaken belief. Terrorism has no boundaries (aatankwad ki koi seema nahin hai, aatankwad ki koi maryada nahin hai). It is bent on finding its way in to destroy all that represents humanity. It is imperative that forces which symbolise humanity unite against terror… It will not be possible to save humanity without eradicating terrorism,” he said.

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Modi said that 30-40 years ago, whenever India raised the issue of terrorism and the problems it was facing because of the menace, the world would not believe it. He recalled that in 1992-93, when he discussed terror with a US State Department official, the latter told him it was a law and order problem. ”But after 26/11 (the Mumbai terror attack in 2008), the entire world realised how dreadful terrorism is.”

Mentioning the war in Syria, he said a little girl is being shown on television for the last two days. “It brings tears to the eyes, the way innocents are being killed. And that’s why today, when Ravan is being set on fire, the whole world, not just India, must unite in the fight against terror.”

Much of his Vijayadashami speech was devoted to the need to eradicate terror — the theme at the Ramlila gathering this year was “Aatankwad ka samool naash ho”. The Prime Minister said Lord Ram represents humanity and its rich values and traditions.

He said the first person to fight terror was Jatayu who fought against Ravan to “protect a woman’s honour” and remains a symbol of fearlessness.

He said India is a country which follows the principles of peace as taught by Lord Buddha. “We balance between the Mohan of the Sudarshan Chakra, and the Mohan of the Charkha (Mahatma Gandhi)… we are the people who have seen yudh (war) and Buddha. We can go from yudh to Buddha. Buddha’s path (of peace) should be our final path,” he said.

Modi began and concluded his speech with chants of ‘Jai Shri Ram’.

Earlier, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who also represents Lucknow in Lok Sabha, thanked the Prime Minister for being “successful in fighting corruption” and for “enhancing” the country’s image across the world.

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    Yakobi
    Oct 12, 2016 at 5:13 am
    Only if a hindou ignorant knew the meanings of the words, humanity and human value, world would not have to face hind crime of hinduoism terrorism , enshrined in fundamentally hinodu terrorist manifesto of hinduoism terrorism , a hinodu terrorist calls his faith.
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      Yakobi
      Oct 12, 2016 at 5:00 am
      Typical hinduoism heartburn of a indic hindou self centered by faith.
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        Satendra kumar
        Oct 12, 2016 at 2:59 am
        The Modi government statement correctly stated that "those who shelter terrorist "or sponsor terrorism won't be spared.A correct statement?
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          MyTake
          Oct 12, 2016 at 3:42 am
          This is true and the terroist sympathisers taking advantage of this. Corrupt people are easily sold out - history bears the witness in all ages!
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            MyTake
            Oct 12, 2016 at 3:45 am
            World over it is a known and established fact that they don't talk about humanity and human values in stani schools! You don't have to prove that again and again and again, wasting your "valueable" stani "time"!
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              SK
              Oct 12, 2016 at 12:13 am
              Hang those who give shelter to terrorists in JK and put those wo support them n the uise of liberals.
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                Chamund
                Oct 11, 2016 at 11:26 pm
                Completely agree with Maundi, sir, u could first arest the so-caalled gau rakshak who are terrorising the poor farmers
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                  ah
                  Oct 12, 2016 at 1:42 am
                  Is he talking about Sangh PArivaar???? ..... LOL
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                    ameen
                    Oct 12, 2016 at 3:04 am
                    Thats well said .we have to unite for a cause . And sheltering terror and helping them is the main cause of terror growth . We can check as well the arm flow to them from the so called developed nations .
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                      nicholas dsouza
                      Oct 12, 2016 at 4:30 am
                      it is worthwhile noting tht today the s have become synonymous with terrorism but we should also not forget those who motivated and encouraged them to become the best know fountainhead of terrorism. Which power is behind that covert support to stan? We should also not forget them.stan is just the symptom not the root cause.lt;br/gt;THE SAME PWR WAS UP IN ARMS AGAINST US WHEN WE moved with the noble cause of liberating east STAN.lt;br/gt;WE'LL BE BETRAYING OUR INTELLECT AND FAR SIGHTEDNESS IF WE DO NOT CASTIGATE THAT POWER MAKE THE WORLD AWARE ABOUT THE EVIL DESIGNS OF THAT POWER WHICH HAS BEEN USING STAN TO DISTURB THE PEACE AND TRANQUILITY OF THE SUBCONTINENT AND WHICH HAS MADE US BLEED.
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                        Krredy
                        Oct 12, 2016 at 4:21 am
                        Rightly said that terrorists and those who encourage or support terrorists should be triedlt;br/gt;in Military Courts only not by Civil courts. Govt to take note of this which will definitely help military to act efficiently.lt;br/gt; Corruption is rampant in political circles in our country. PM Modi would definitelylt;br/gt;encounter this chronic issue.
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                          Sankaran Krishnan
                          Oct 12, 2016 at 5:09 am
                          Hope the message reaches both China and stan which was diplomatically given by the PM of India Shri. Modi and it seems China will understand once if it face the Terror attack in their own soil like it was done for USA by Osama !!!
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                            Ashok Mazumdar
                            Oct 12, 2016 at 4:03 am
                            Kabutar Ko Phansee Diya Kya?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Kaha hai Woh, jail ya remand me.
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                              Hari
                              Oct 12, 2016 at 3:24 am
                              CORRUPTION IS BIGGEST EVIL OF THIS COUNTRY. THE CORRUPT and GREEDY POLITICIANS ARE MAIN ENEMY OF THIS COUNTRY WHO ARE MAIN ROAD BLOCK IN PEACE AND PROGRESS OF THIS COUNTRY. SO MODI GOVT MUST CURB CORRUPTION ALL OVER THE COUNTRY WHICH HAS CRIPPLED LIFE OF COMMON MAN. THIS ISSUE IS SIDELINED AND IT IS DELIBERATELY OVERLOOKED BY ALL POLITICIANS DELIBERATELY AS THIS SUITS THEM IN AMING ILLEGAL WEALTH.
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                                muzafar
                                Oct 12, 2016 at 4:33 am
                                Terrorist is calling other terrorist!
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                                  Nathan Dunning
                                  Oct 12, 2016 at 6:34 am
                                  China would deal with India too if they weren't forced not to by America?
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                                    Nathan Dunning
                                    Oct 12, 2016 at 6:33 am
                                    Mean while in Syria there is No Civil War! The Syrian People and their Nation have been under sustained attack from Terrorist Groups.Had Russia not helped ISIS would now rule Syria.The Crazy part is the US Regime is employing these Radical Groups as a Proxy Army to Over throw the Syrian Government.I agree with India that Any nation protecting Terrorists should be dealt with extremely Harshly.
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                                      David
                                      Oct 12, 2016 at 5:28 am
                                      stanis are Arab Slaves. They are in complete denial of their history. The Arabs treat them like trash.
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                                        Rama Qa
                                        Oct 12, 2016 at 6:40 am
                                        good one
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                                          Mutesh
                                          Oct 12, 2016 at 4:53 am
                                          Because we can take JnK from Pak completely any time . . lt;br/gt;.lt;br/gt;Option1: - we shall first try giving complete JnK to Pak on paper for 2 years and see what it does to the Kashmiri citizens? . . those speratist who are caliing for azadi will drive out all the normal kashmiris . .I bet. And even after that the terrorism will not stop. Pak wont become our friend, because china will pull it strings any ways . . . After two years we can get all this back, by a solid evidence and showing the paper . . . if that is too risky; lt;br/gt;Option 2; Ask all Kashmiris to rehabilitate by a certain date at in certain states in India. THat should be strictly regulated migration for limited time. . .. . .Those who are left there shall be eliminated .. because if they would have consider themselves free like normal indian citizesn, they would have migrated on governments request .. but those who does no consider that they do not belong to India, they shall be sent to pak or back to alla. Then build an INdia pak wall and cease all communication and trade with the nasoor
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                                            Mutesh
                                            Oct 12, 2016 at 4:41 am
                                            Oh yes . . . . and if you are Indian muslim and writing this, you will soon be eliminated . ..be a real muslim match your morales with kuran .. and you will notice who is who . . and if you are a pak citizen . . . . please enroll in to anti - india program for you army is same as terrorist.
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