PM Modi slams Pakistan for glorifying terrorists, says India cried for children killed in Peshawar terror attack

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday attacked Pakistan for its stand on terrorism.

Updated: Aug 15, 2016, 10:19 AM IST
PM Modi slams Pakistan for glorifying terrorists, says India cried for children killed in Peshawar terror attack

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday attacked Pakistan for its stand on terrorism after he hoisted the national flag at the ramparts of Red Fort for the third time as India celebrates its 70th Independence Day today. 

While highlighting his government’s achievements over the last two years, PM Modi also used the opportunity to send a clear message to the neighbouring country. 

"When Peshawar school massacre happened, India felt the pain and cried for students that were killed by terrorists. This is the example of our humanitarian approach. but there are some countries who glorify terrorists,” Modi said, hitting out at Pakistan.

In his speech, Modi also urged youths who were getting inclined to Left wing extremism​ and terrorism to shun violence and return to their parents. "To the youth who have taken up the gun, I urge them to return to their mainland and shun violence," he said. 

"The people of Balochistan and Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir have thanked India for speaking up on their behalf. India has faulted Pakistan for instigating weeks of violence in the Kashmir Valley in which nearly 60 people have died and thousands have been left injured as protestors clash with security forces," Modi said.  

The Prime Minister also thanked the people of Balochistan, Gilgit and PoK. “People of Balochistan, Gilgit and PoK have thanked me a lot in past few days, I am grateful to them.”