Uri attack: PM Modi asks people of Pakistan to challenge their leaders on poverty


Prime Minister Narendra Modi has warned its leadership that the Uri terror attack will not be forgotten and the sacrifice of 18 jawans will not go in vain.

In his first public address after last Sunday’s deadly attack by terrorists from across the border, he said India will mount an all out offensive to isolate Pakistan diplomatically to expose its activities in exporting terror, killing of innocent people and spilling blood.

He said, “I call upon people of Pakistan to come forward, fight a war on who defeats unemployment, poverty, illiteracy first. Let’s see who wins. People of Pakistan should ask their leaders- India and Pakistan got freedom in same year but India exports software and your leaders export terrorists.”

“Terrorists should hear out clearly that India will never forget the Uri attack…. I want to tell the leadership of Pakistan that the sacrifice of our 18 jawans will not go in vain,” Modi told a largely-attended public meeting on the Kozhikode beach held on the sidelines of the BJP national council meet.

Modi’s speech came in sharp contrast to his hawkish approach he adopted during 2014 Lok Sabha elections by continuously projecting the then Manmohan Singh government as weak and indecisive.

Here are the key points of his speech:

  • We are exporting engineers all over the world, whereas Pakistan is exporting terrorists in entire world
  • I want to tell Pak people, India is ready to fight you. If you have strength, come forward to fight against poverty
  • Ask them (to Pak people) you can’t handle Gilgit,PoK,Balochistan which is with you, then why mislead people by talking of Kashmir?
  • Pakistan is aiming for Kashmir, they should first look at the land they have already captured ie PoK, Gilgit and Balochistan