DHAKA: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an address at Dhaka University on Sunday blamed Pakistan for spreading terrorism and fear in neighbouring India, according to a report on Hindustan Times website.
“Pakistan aaye din India, jo naako dum la deta hai, terrorism ko badhawa deta hai… ki ghatnaayein ghatthi rehti hain,” PM Modi said in his address to Dhaka University on Sunday.
(Every now and then Pakistan keeps disturbing India, creates nuisance, promotes terrorism and such incidents keep recurring.)
“Terrorism has no boundaries. India has been troubled by it for the last 40 years. So many innocent people have died and what did those associated with terrorism gain and what have they given to the world… Terrorism has no values, no principles, no traditions and it has only one motive and that is enmity against humanity,” he said.
He invited Bangladesh to join hands with India to counter terrorism and create peace, while he spoke at the Bangabandhu International Convention Center in Dhaka before his departure on June 7.
“If we had a diabolic mindset, we do not know what decision we would have taken,” he said, reminding the students of how India had intervened in Bangladesh’s 1971 liberation war.
Modi’s two day visit to Bangladesh reaffirmed the two countries “unequivocal and uncompromising position against extremism and terrorism in all forms and manifestations” declaration.
This land swap declaration also ensured that the thousands of people living near the Bangladeshi and Indian borders will be allowed to choose their nationality.
They agreed upon sharing classified information relating to any terrorist or threatening activities along the adjoining borders.
Additionally, Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in collaboration with PM Modi also inaugurated a convenient bus service along the border.
Previously, Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, in a shocking and radical statement, had asserted that terrorists have to be neutralised only through terrorists.
“India will take proactive steps to prevent a 26/11 type attack,” Press Trust of India had quoted him saying.
The adviser to the prime minister on national security and foreign affairs, Sartaj Aziz had expressed serious concern over the statement made by the Indian defence minister that India will use terrorism to counter terrorism from other countries.