Howdy Modi Highlights | With Trump Listening, PM Says Conspirators of 9/11 and 26/11 Found in Same Country
India has given farewell to Article 370, which allowed terrorism and separatism to rear its head in Jammu and Kashmir, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He asked people to give standing ovation to Indian parliamentarians for Parliament’s nod to repeal Article 370 provisions. “India’s decision on Article 370 has troubled some people, who can’t handle their country, who support terrorism. Where do you find conspirators of 9/11 and 26/11 terror attacks; time for decisive battle against terrorism,” he said in a veiled attack on Pakistan. The prime minister is addressing over 50,000 Indian-Americans at ‘Howdy, Modi’ event in Houston’s NRG stadium. Modi was greeted Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and top US lawmakers as he arrived on stage amid cheers. Earlier, various groups participated in cultural programme and showcased different dance styles of India.
About two dozen governors and members of the US Congress are also attending the event. Democrat Steny Hoyer welcomed Prime Minister Modi and invoked Mahatma Gandhi and former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru in his speech. He said both Indians and Americans have the same purpose, growing the partnership between the two countries. Earlier, Trump said that he and his “friend” Modi will have a “good time” at the mega event. “Look forward to being with our great India loving community!” he tweeted.
Modi Takes Jibe at Pakistan | In a veiled attack at the Pakistan, PM Modi says that India’s move to remove Article 370 has irked the nation which hasn’t been able to manage its own country. “It is a breeding ground for terrorism. Be it 9/11 attack in USA or 26/11 attack in Mumbai, the perpetrators of the acts have been found in that one country,” he says at the Howdy Modi event in Houston. He also says the time has come to take a tough stand against the terrorism.