Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday touched upon cross-border terrorism and said that the time had come for all those who believe in humanity to join hands in the fight against terrorism, report Hindustan Times.
PM Modi said that India’s endeavours towards peaceful development had been derailed too often by cross-border terrorism.
“While India has been the victim of cross-border terrorism for 40 years, all nations today face this grave threat which respects no borders. The time has come for all those who believe in humanity to join hands to completely eradicate terrorist networks and their financing supply channels and counter terrorist ideology and propaganda,” PM Modi said.
Calling for an end to terrorism, he said, “Only by doing so can we replace hate with harmony, destruction with development and transform the landscape of violence and vendetta into a postcard for peace.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was speaking at Seoul where he received the Seoul Peace Prize.
After receiving the award, the prime minister said that he would donate the $2,00,000 (Rs 1.30 crore) award money to the Namami Gange project, which he said was an effort to clean the Ganga which is not just a river, but is held sacred by all the people of India, and is also an economic lifeline to millions of people in India.
Recalling the history of the Seoul Peace Prize, the PM said that the award was established to mark the success and spirit of the 24th Summer Olympics held in 1988 in Seoul.