'Some people busy spreading other deadly viruses as world battles COVID-19': PM Modi's veiled attack on Pakistan
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: In a veiled attack on Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday at the virtual Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit said that while the world is fighting the coronavirus pandemic, some people are busy spreading other deadly viruses like fake news and terrorism.
Taking a swipe at the neighbouring country without naming it, PM Modi said, "Even as the world fights COVID-19, some people are busy spreading some other deadly viruses such as terrorism, fake news, and doctored videos to divide communities and countries," as quoted by ANI.
Pakistan has been continuing its attempts at cross-border infiltration of terrorists even as the world is fighting against COVID-19. According to a report by ANI, its leaders have peddled fake videos to create divisions. Thousands of social media handles have been traced in Pakistan spreading fake news.
During the video conference, PM Modi said that India is taking care of its citizens against coronavirus and extending help to others. It has ensured medical supplies to 123 partner countries including 59 members of NAM.
He added that humanity today faces its most serious crisis in several decades.
"At this time, NAM can help promote global solidarity. NAM has often been the world's moral voice. To retain this role, NAM must remain inclusive," ANI quoted PM Modi as saying.
PM Modi said that the country has shown how discipline, democracy and decisiveness can come together to create a genuine people's movement.
"During this crisis, we have shown how democracy, discipline, and decisiveness can come together to create a genuine people's movement. Indian civilization sees the whole world as one family. As we care for our own citizens, we're also extending help to other countries," the Prime Minister said as quoted by ANI.
"Despite our own needs, we have ensured medical supplies to our 123 partner countries including 59 members of NAM. We are active in global efforts to develop remedies and vaccines," he added.
In his speech, PM Modi said that in order to counter the pandemic, India has promoted co-ordination in its immediate neighbourhood. It is sharing online training to share its medical expertise with several others, he added.
The theme of the NAM summit was `We stand together against COVID-19'.
It was the first time that PM Modi attended the NAM summit. He did not attend previous summits since becoming PM in 2014. President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev is the current chair of the movement.
(with ANI inputs)
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