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PM Narendra Modi tacitly slams Pakistan at NAM call as President Arif Alvi raises Kashmir issue

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday tacitly slammed Pakistan for continuing to export terrorism to India amid the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

“Even as the world fights COVID-19, some people are busy spreading other deadly viruses, such as terrorism, fake news and doctored videos to divide communities and countries,” the Prime Minister said during a video-conference with the world leaders at the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit, speaking on the pandemic, although, he did not openly refer to Pakistan’s role in exporting the menaces to India.

Pakistan President Arif Alvi alleged that the situation in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir had aggravated in the wake of the pandemic.

“(The) Kashmiris being denied access to medical supplies and high speed Internet,” he said during the video-conference.

“Indian move to alter the demographic structure of occupied Jammu and Kashmir in complete violation of international law and relevant UNSC (United Nations Security Council) resolution.”

PM Modi avoided directly responding to Arif Alvi, who sought to turn the NAM video conference’s topic – which was on the pandemic – into yet another forum to continue Islamabad’s campaign against New Delhi’s August 5, 2019 move to abrogate Article 370, strip Jammu and Kashmir off of its special status and reorganize it into two Union Territories.

PM Modi addressed the NAM leaders well after Alvi delivered his speech and referred to cross-border terrorism coming out of the neighbouring country.

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