Attack on India's pilgrimage sites unacceptable: PM Modi
Referring to the surge in incidents of temple vandalism in Australia, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the world agrees with him when he says that the "attack on pilgrimage sites is not acceptable."
While addressing a public gathering on May 25 in Delhi as he arrived in the national capital, concluding his three-nation visit, PM Modi said that the "world is eager to listen" to him as and when he tries to raise such an issue. "I want to tell you that while speaking about the culture and great tradition of India, never get immersed in a slave mentality, speak with courage. The world is eager to listen. The world agrees with me when I say that attack on our pilgrimage sites is not acceptable," he said.
PM Modi arrived at Palam airport in Delhi after concluding his three-nation visit to Japan, Papua New Guinea and Australia.
PM Modi said, "The people here asked me why I gave the vaccines to the world. I want to say that this is the land of Buddha, Gandhi. We care even for our enemies... Today the world wants to know what India is thinking."
He also spoke about India's growing stature in the world and how it is being respected globally and said that this confidence comes from forming an absolute majority and thanked the people for reposing faith in his government.
"When I talk about the culture of my country, I look into the eyes of the world. This confidence has come because you have formed a government with an absolute majority in the country. Those who have come here are people who love India, not PM Modi," he added.