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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