Terrorism Tops PM’s Brussels Talk, Says India Won’t Bow Down

PM asks UN to address challenge posed by terrorism.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses Indian diaspora in Brussels. (Photo Courtesy: <a href=""></a>)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Indian diaspora in Brussels and paid tribute to the victims of the terror attacks.

Underlining that terrorism needs to be delinked from religion, Modi said the menace posed challenge to humanity and those believing in humanity should collectively fight it.

Modi noted that India has been facing terrorism menace for over last 40 years.

The world was jolted by 9/11. Till then the world powers did not understand what India was going through. But India never bowed to terrorism and there is no question of bowing before it.
Narendra Modi, Prime Minister

‘UN Must Address Terrorism’

Highlighting the dangers posed by terrorism to the world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the United Nations should address such major challenges failing which the global body could be rendered irrelevant.

The UN could not perform its duty in this regard...if the UN does not address this problem, it will not be too far before the world body loses its relevance.
Narendra Modi, Prime Minister

PM also asserted that it was unfortunate that the UN was still unable to define terrorism. He said that India has urged the United Nations to act on a resolution which prescribes action against the countries which support or give shelter to terrorism.

During his one hour address, he also highlighted the achievements of his government and various programmes.

(With PTI inputs)

For a complete rundown of Modi’s speech, click here.

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