Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday described terrorism as a global problem and said that all countries should come together to act against countries harbouring terrorists. The timing of the PM’s statement is crucial because 11 September is the anniversary of terror attacks carried out by Al Qaeda against the U.S.
Without naming Pakistan in his public address in Mathura, Modi said that all countries should act against India’s neighbour which supports terrorists and acts of terror directed at other countries. The PM said there should be a balance between environment and development in new India.
“Terrorism is a global threat, our neighbor is harbouring terrorists. The world should come together against the neighbour. We can tackle terror originating of our neighbour, we have done it in the past and we will do it again in future,” Modi said while addressing the meeting.
Modi said this was his first visit to Mathura after the mammoth performance of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
In the course of his speech, Modi also said that the world would be incomplete without nature, environment and animals, and it was the need of the hour to have a balance between development and environment and water conservation.
“Environment and animal husbandry have been an integral part of the country’s thought process. It is for this reason that clean India mission, availability of safe drinking water, animal husbandry are being promoted by the government. There should be a balance between, economic growth and environment and only then we will be able to build a strong New India,” said Modi.