India eliminated big reason behind terrorism, separatism: Modi

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Addressing the Indian diaspora at the Sawasdee PM Modi event in Bangkok, Prime Minister Modi said that his government was working to fulfill aims that seemed impossible. Photo: ANI/Twitter.

India has eliminated a big reason behind sowing seeds of terrorism and separatism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at Bangkok on Saturday (November 2), in a clear reference to the abrogation of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir and reorganisation of the state.

Addressing the Indian diaspora, Prime Minister Modi said that his government was working to fulfill aims that seemed impossible. “You are aware that India has decided to eliminate a big reason behind sowing of seeds of terrorism and separatism,” Modi said.

“When the decision is right, its echo is heard across the globe. And I can hear it in Thailand as well,” he said at the Sawasdee PM Modi event. Modi also received a standing ovation after he referred to the provisions of abrogation of Article 370. He said that the ovation was for India’s Parliament and parliamentarians.

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Article 370 of the Indian Constitution was scrapped on August 5. It had “temporary provisions with respect to the state of Jammu and Kashmir” allowing it to have its own Constitution. The union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh, have been carved out of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, in accordance with the government’s August 5 decision.

Expectations of people are more from those who work and deliver, he said to a huge applause from the audience. Modi told the audience that their appreciation for the decision is for India’s Parliament and parliamentarians.

In his speech, Modi also talked about the Kartarpur Corridor opening and said that pilgrims will now be able to visit Kartarpur Sahib freely. He also highlighted his governments achievements such as the Ujwala yojana.

Due to changes in India in last five years, people gave bigger mandate to my govt this time, Modi said. The Prime Minister also said that India was committed and working hard to become a $5 trillion economy.