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Dubai, Aug 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday took a veiled swipe at Pakistan over terrorism, saying India and the UAE have come out with a clear message against terrorism in their joint statement, “without caring for anyone”.
India and the UAE have come out against terrorism, “without any camouflage, in clear terms, without caring for anyone, given a clear message against terrorism”, Modi said, to thousands of cheering Indian diaspora at the Dubai Cricket Stadium.
In a jibe at Pakistan, he said “those who need to understand will do so” – the message of the joint statement against terrorism by India and the UAE.
“Samajhnewale samajh jayengey. Akalmand ko ishara kafi hai,” he said.
Dubai: Nagaland factions enabled to come into mainstream: Modi
Dubai, Aug 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said different factions in Nagaland have been enabled to join the national mainstream after the signing of the peace accord between the central government and the NSCN-IM.
“I want to talk about Nagaland,” Modi said addressing 50,000 cheering expatriate Indians at the Dubai Cricket Stadium here on the second day of his two-day visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
“Less than a month ago, we moved ahead successfully with different factions of Nagaland after 60-70 years of insurgency (in that northeastern state),” Modi said referring to the peace accord signed on August 3 between the government and the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah).
“I am citing Nagaland because I want to tell people across the world, including the youth, that however complicated a problem might be, it can be solved through dialogue,” he said.
The UAE is home to around 2.6 million expatriate Indians and Modi’s visit is the first by an Indian prime minister in 34 years.
Dubai: 50,000 Indians give standing ovation to UAE for temple land
Dubai, Aug 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday got a cheering crowd of 50,000 Indians to give a standing ovation to Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan for his gesture in giving land for a temple for Indians.
“I give my heartfelt thanks to the crown prince and the UAE and Dubai rulers for the gesture,” Modi said to the cheering crowd.
“On the one hand there is terrorism in the name of religion, and innocents are killed; and at such a time of concern, the crown prince has given land in Abu Dhabi for a temple for the Indians,” he said.
“The people who know Abu Dhabi, they realise that the decision is of such importance. All Indians should thank him. I appeal to you all people to thank him with a round of applause for the gesture, and give a standing ovation to the Crown Prince,” he said.
Dubai: India proud of expatriates: Narendra Modi
Dubai, Aug 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said India was proud of expatriate Indians settled and working in the UAE.
“You are the people who have worked hard… some for 10 years, some for 20 years and some for 30 years. You are not only earning your living, but also making India proud,” Modi said addressing thousands of expatriate Indians here.
He said that due to the good behaviour and hard work of the expatriate Indians, India was proud.
Modi said the Indians settled in the Gulf were always worried about their home country.
“Even if it rains a little more in India, then the Indian living in Dubai, opens his umbrella. In times of natural disaster, the Indian in Dubai can’t sleep properly.”
“When the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government conducted nuclear tests, some people were angry and there were sanctions put on India.
“Then Vajpayee appealed to Indians across the world to help India. And today I feel proud to say that after his appeal, the blue collar workers in the Gulf had made the biggest contribution.”
Dubai: Witnessing a mini India in Dubai: Modi
Dubai, Aug 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday told an ecstatic crowd of around 50,000 Indians at a public reception here that he was “witnessing a mini India” and saluted them.
“My dear countrymen, I salute you. You are the people who used your labour for 10-15-20 years to earn your livelihood and also kept the flag of India flying high,” he said, to cries of “Modi, Modi”.