Prime Minister Narendra Modi slammed Pakistan for its support to terrorism. “India’s decision to nullify Article 370 has caused trouble to those who cannot handle their own country as he called for a decisive battle against terrorism”, Modi said.
Narendra Modi addressed the Howdy event and make a strong pitch against terrorism in the presence of US president Donald Trump, who joined the mega event in the gesture of friendship. Modi asked the crowd to give Trump a standing ovation.
“Article 370 encouraged terrorism and separatism in Jammu and Kashmir. The scrapping of the article will result in the development and prosperity in the region and end discrimination against women, scheduled castes and scheduled tribes. “Where do you find conspirators of 9/11 and 26/11 terror attacks?” Modi asked in the context to the terror attacks in the US and Mumbai and called for a “decisive battle” against terrorism.
“I admire him [Donald Trump] for something more, his sense of leadership, a passion for America, a concern for every American, a belief in the American future, and a strong resolve to make America great again. He has already made the American economy strong again. He has achieved much for the US and for the world,” PM Modi said.
“Terror and separatist elements were misusing the situation and Article 370 and India purged it. Now, the people in J&K have got equal rights. For 70 years, it was proving a big challenge that India has given a farewell to. It kept people away from the benefits of development and equality. The Constitution that is for the rest of India is now also for J&K and Ladakh. All the discrimination that women, children and Dalits faced has ended.”
While addressing the Indian dispora, Donald Trump praised the Indian-American community for revolutionising the world of technology. “Indian-Americans are helping revolutionize technology to change the world and improving lives. Both the countries will work together to create cutting-edge technology to benefit millions”, Donald Trump said.
After the speech, both exchanged handshake and walked together, waving to the cheering crowd.