In what was a sensational feeling to the Indians all over the world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was given a standing ovation for Kashmir move (Government’s decision to scrap special status for Jammu & Kashmir). While addressing the people in Thailand, PM Modi said that Kashmir move was to free India from terrorism.
Narendra Modi added that India took a significant step to free India of terrorism and extremism. “India took a major step to free India of terrorism and extremism. Do you know what was done, do you?,” PM Modi said. The jam-packed Indian diaspora audience who listened to his every word roared “Modi, Modi”.
“When the decision is right and the intention is right then its echo is heard across the world. And I hear this even in Thailand,” he added, as the crowd stood up to cheer and support him.
PM Modi went on to describe the “standing ovation” by the audience as ‘strong backing’ of the Indian Parliament’s passage with two-thirds majority of the bill to revoke special status to Jammu and Kashmir and its bifurcation into 2 Union Territories on August 5 as Union Home Minister Amit Shah passed a bill in the Rajya Sabha to divide the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union territories i.e. Jammu & Kashmir, and Ladakh.
“This ovation is support for every Indian Parliament member, and is a source of great strength to them,” he said.
He had also expressed gratitude to the diaspora at the ‘Sawasdee PM Modi’ community event for backing the government’s Kashmir move. On Friday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel during her talks with PM Modi in the national capital conveyed to him that the “situation for the people in Kashmir is unsustainable and not good”.
It is worth mentioning here that Modi’s reference to Kashmir during his address to the Indian diaspora in Thailand is bit similar to the ‘Howdy Modi’ event in Houston on September 22, when while addressing a massive crowd of 50,000 diaspora, he had got them to cheer his government’s significant decision to revoke Article 370.
At that time, US President Donald Trump was on the dais with Narendra Modi when he got the Indian diaspora to cheer and back his decision on Kashmir.