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PM highlights J&K move in Bangkok

India has eliminated a big reason behind the sowing of seeds of terrorism and separatism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Saturday, in a clear reference to the withdrawal of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and reorganising the State. Addressing the Indian diaspora here, Mr. Modi said his government was working to fulfil those aims that seemed impossible. Right decisions “You are aware that India has decided to eliminate a big reason behind sowing of seeds of terrorism and separatism,” Mr. 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. Mr. Modi also received a standing ovation after he referred to the withdrawal of the special status. He said the ovation was for India’s Parliament and parliamentarians. Expectations of people were more from those who work and deliver, he said to a huge applause from the audience. Mr. Modi talked about the Kartarpur corridor opening, and said pilgrims would now be able to visit Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan freely. He also highlighted his government’s programmes such as Ujwala Yojana. Due to changes in India in the last five years, people gave a bigger mandate to his government this time, Mr. Modi said. The Prime Minister also said India was committed, and working hard, to become a $5-trillion economy. Guru Nanak’s heritage Mr. Modi said Guru Nanak not only belonged to Sikhs but his ideas were also a heritage of the world and humanity. He also released commemorative coins to mark Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary and a Thai translation of Thirukkural, a Tamil classic. “Nanak not only belonged to Sikhism but his ideas are a heritage of the entire world and humanity,” Mr. Modi said. “It is our responsibility to share the benefit of our heritage with the entire world,” he said. “You would know that in a few days direct connectivity is going to be established with Kartarpur Sahib. On November 9 after the Kartarpur Corridor opens, Indian pilgrims will directly be able to visit Kartarpur Sahib,” he said.

Source : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/pm-highlights-jk-move-in-bangkok/article29867501.ece

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