Terrorism a threat to humanity: Narendra Modi

Terrorism a threat to humanity: Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said terrorism has become a global threat almost -'as a daily routine-' and called for efforts by all...

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said terrorism has become a global threat almost "as a daily routine" and called for efforts by all humanitarian forces to defeat it.

Speaking on his 38th 'Mann ki Baat' radio programme, the Prime Minister talked on a range of issues, including education and climate change, and called upon farmers to resolve to reduce the use of urea by half by 2022, the 75th anniversary of the country's Independence.

Modi, in his monthly address, said that 2018 should be heralded with nice and positive thoughts and urged the people to share five of their positive experiences with #PositiveIndia (hashtag Positive India) on the Narendra Modi App or MyGov portal.

The Prime Minister, while remembering the 26/11 Mumbai attack victims, condemned global terrorism. He said: "Terrorism is a threat to Humanity". He further said the world community needs to unite to fight this global menace.

He said that over four decades, India has been raising the issue of terror. Initially, the world did not take us seriously but now the world is realising the destructive aspects of terrorism. "Every government in the world, those who believe in humanity, governments having faith in democracy, are seeing this as one of the biggest challenges," he said.

The Prime Minister said terrorism and extremism were trying to weaken the social fabric. "Terrorism is bent upon destroying humanitarian forces. So, not only India but all humanitarian forces will have to keep fighting unitedly to defeat the menace of terrorism."

Modi said the Indian Constitution is the spirit of the democracy in the country. "This is the responsibility of all of us to make a new India in the light of the thinking of the Constitution's makers. Our Constitution is all encompassing -- there probably is no area, no aspect of nature, which remained untouched," he said. Modi said that equality and sensitivity towards all is the unique characteristic of the Constitution.

"It guarantees fundamental rights to every citizen. It protects their fundamental rights and safeguards their interests. It is our duty that we abide by the Constitution in letter and spirit.

"Citizens and administrators alike must move ahead in accordance with the spirit of our Constitution. The message that our Constitution conveys is that no one should be harmed in any way," he said.

Referring to the Armed Forces Flag Day on December 7, Modi said experiences and acts of valour of the armed forces personnel, who were neighbours or acquaintances, can be posted on #armedforcesflagday.

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