Terror deeply rooted in our neighbourhood, says Modi ‘Banish single-use plastic by Oct 2’
PM Indirectly Refers To Pak On 9/11 Anniv
Mathura: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday recalled the horror of 9/ 11attacks in the US on its 18th anniversary to brand Pakistan as a hotbed of terror. Speaking at a function to launch National Animal Disease Control Programme, he said terrorism has become a “global threat” and this ideology is deeply rooted and getting nourished in our neighbourhood.
Without naming Pakistan, he said the whole world needed to take a pledge against those who give shelter and training to terrorists. “We are fully competent to face this challenge and have done this in the past and we will do it in future,” he said, adding that there was a need for strong action and his government’s effort to strength
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“Terrorists can’t hide their bad deeds by changing the name of the organisation,” he said, adding that all have come together to fight against it. Recently, India declared four notorious criminals including Mumbai terror attack accused Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim, Jaish-eMuhammed chief Masood Azhar and Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, as individual terrorists under a new anti-terror law.
The Prime Minister’s clubbing the opposition to cow protection with those who frown on the use of ‘ Om’, an integral part of Hindu culture, marks an important turn in the old political and ideological feud over “cow protection” that was re-ignited after BJP’s victory in 2014 with instances of “lynching” by alleged cow vigilantes.
Coming after the provision of funds for Kamdhenu Aaayog in the interim budget, the Prime Minister’s public pitch represents yet another nudge for mainstreaming of “gau raksha” and furthering the Sangh Parivar’s ideological goals.
To buttress his point, Modi cited the example of Rwanda in Africa, where a strong network has been established to earn livelihood through cows. “I had gone
there last year and saw a unique programme. Their government gives cows to villages with the condition that the first female calf born will be given to those who do not have a cow,” he said. The Centre will spend Rs 12,652 crore to vaccinate more than 600 million animals in a programme stretching up to 2030, Modi said.
Inaugurating Pashu Arogya Mela, where he also launched “Swachata Hi Sewa” campaign, the Prime Minister said that the country must get rid of single-use plastics by October 2, the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. He also met a group of nine women, sitting with them at the site with piles of various kind of plastics and wearing masks and gloves. They responded to his questions about segregation of plastics and way of their disposal.
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Without naming Pakistan, Modi called it a hotbed of terror and stated that terrorism is getting nourished in the country