In Dubai Speech, PM Tags Pak Without Naming it in Comments on Terror

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August 17, 2015

DUBAI, UAE – Prime Minister Narendra Modi didn't mention Pakistan, but he didn't need to. "The intended recipients will get the message," he said at a packed stadium in Dubai, as he underscored the commitment expressed by India and the United Arab Emirates in fighting terror.

August 17, 2015

DUBAI, UAE – Prime Minister Narendra Modi didn't mention Pakistan, but he didn't need to. "The intended recipients will get the message," he said at a packed stadium in Dubai, as he underscored the commitment expressed by India and the United Arab Emirates in fighting terror.

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"The two nations reject extremism and any link between religion and terrorism. They condemn efforts, including by states, to use religion to justify, support and sponsor terrorism against other countries," said a joint statement issued by both countries, in a thinly-disguised indictment of Pakistan. The statement also called for the dismantling of "terrorism infrastructure" and the need to bring "perpetrators of terrorism to justice".

The PM's stress on the remarks against terrorism come amid seething tension on the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, and ahead of talks next week between the National Security Advisers of India and Pakistan.  Six civilians, including a 12-year-old child, were killed by Pakistani fire on Saturday. "Good Taliban, Bad Taliban…Good Terror, Bad Terror…this won't work. A decision has to be taken – are you with terrorism or with humanity?" the PM asked, adding, "people on the path of terror will have to rely on bilateral talks for real solution."

The Prime Minister's two-day trip to the UAE concluded today with a massive audience cheering his name at a cricket stadium in Dubai.

40,000 people were inside the arena; nearly 15,000 others sat outside, watching his speech on huge screens.

Mr Modi is the first Indian premier to visit the UAE in 34 years, a point he raised in his speech.

The UAE has an Indian community of over 2.5 million people.


Courtesy: NDTV

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