New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered a strong message to Pakistan on the 12th anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack Thursday, calling it the biggest such strike ever on India, and adding that the country can never forget the wounds inflicted by terrorists from Pakistan.
The 2008 attack had claimed the lives of 165 people and injured about 300.
Modi made these remarks in a virtual address to the concluding session of the All India Presiding Officers’ Conference in Kevadia, Gujarat.
“On this day in 2008, terrorists from Pakistan attacked Mumbai. Many, including foreign citizens and policemen died. I pay tributes to them. India can’t forget those wounds. Today India is fighting terrorism with new policies. I also bow down to our security personnel fighting terror,” Modi said.
The PM’s address, made to presiding officers of Indian legislative bodies to celebrate Constitution Day, also hailed the robustness of the Indian Constitution despite “attempts made to destroy its spirit” during the Emergency in the 1970s.
“From what should be the role of the three wings of our Constitution to its spirit, everything is enshrined in the Constitution. Though we did witness how attempts were made against the dignity of separation of power in the 1970s… but the answer for that came from the Constitution itself as decorum and separation of power is described in it,” Modi said.Read more…