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 3:04:22 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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