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India: Modi criticises Pakistan for 'glorifying' terrorism during address02:27

India: Modi criticises Pakistan for 'glorifying' terrorism during address

India, New Delhi
August 15, 2016 at 12:17 GMT +00:00 · Published

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi appeared to criticise neighbouring Pakistan for "rewarding terrorism," while speaking at the Red Fort in New Delhi, Monday, during a ceremony held to celebrate India's independence from colonial rule.

Modi, without mentioning Pakistan by name, pointed to the Peshawar school massacre of 2014, an act carried out by militants affiliated with the Tehrik-i-Taliban (TTP), saying "the children of Peshawar who were killed by terrorists gave us immense pain and agony. This is our culture, borne out of humanism. On the other side, terrorism is being glorified. When innocent people are killed in terrorist attacks, there are celebrations. What kind of life is this which is inspired by terrorism?"

A total of 141 people, most of them children, were gunned down on December 16, 2014, when the TTP-affiliated militants stormed a military school in Peshawar, Pakistan.

India: Modi criticises Pakistan for 'glorifying' terrorism during address02:27
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi appeared to criticise neighbouring Pakistan for "rewarding terrorism," while speaking at the Red Fort in New Delhi, Monday, during a ceremony held to celebrate India's independence from colonial rule.

Modi, without mentioning Pakistan by name, pointed to the Peshawar school massacre of 2014, an act carried out by militants affiliated with the Tehrik-i-Taliban (TTP), saying "the children of Peshawar who were killed by terrorists gave us immense pain and agony. This is our culture, borne out of humanism. On the other side, terrorism is being glorified. When innocent people are killed in terrorist attacks, there are celebrations. What kind of life is this which is inspired by terrorism?"

A total of 141 people, most of them children, were gunned down on December 16, 2014, when the TTP-affiliated militants stormed a military school in Peshawar, Pakistan.

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