India’s doorways are always open for cooperation, but for that Pakistan has to shun terrorism, Prime Minister Narendra said on Saturday.
Image: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina at Sommanona Ceremony to salute Indian Troopers who fought in 1971 war, in New Delhi. Photograph: PTI Image
Hitting out at Pakistan, Modi said it breeds, conjures up and encourages terrorism and this “thought” is a roadblock to peace inside the area and the environment.
He emphasised that “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas” is not just restricted to India, but also to the neighbouring nations and advancement of India is incomplete without the need of the progress of the area.
“We have prolonged hand of friendship toward every single nation (of the area) and have invited them to be a part of our advancement. Without remaining selfish, we have wished excellent for the full area.
“We genuinely think that citizens of all nations of the area progress and prosper. Our doorways are open for cooperation, but for this terrorism has to be shunned.
“There is a single believed in South Asia which breeds, conjures up and encourages terrorism. The believed whose precedence is not humanity, but extremism and terrorism,” Modi said without naming Pakistan.
He was talking at the ceremony where by families of martyrs of the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War had been felicitated by Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Modi said India is a sufferer of the “thought” that encourages terrorism.
Image: Modi with the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina at a perform to salute Indian Troopers who fought in 1971 war. Photograph: Push Details Bureau
“The believed, whose policymakers like terrorism above humanity, destruction above advancement, destruction above development, backstabbing above have confidence in, is the major challenge to the society and its financial advancement,” he said.
Stating that one,661 Indian soldiers laid down their lives in the Bangladesh Liberation War, Modi said the Indian Army’s struggle in this can not be forgotten.
“The Indian Army never ever shied absent from its responsibility and set an example by next conventions of the war. More than ninety,000 prisoners of war had been released properly immediately after the 1971 war. The humane gesture proven by India is a single of the major situations in the century,” Modi said.
The Prime Minister said the genocide by Pakistan in 1971 was carried out to wipe out an full technology of Bangladesh and every single person who was very pleased of the thought of Bangladesh was removed.
“The purpose of this genocide was not just killing the innocents, but to uproot the thought of Bangladesh,” he said.
Speaking at the function, Hasina said, the history of Bangladesh has been penned with the blood of Indian martyrs together with valiant liberty fighters of Bangladesh.
“They fought with each other for the independence of Bangladesh. The story of their sacrifice will be remembered from technology to technology in our two nations,” she said.
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