Prime Minister Modi Carries Out Veiled Attack On Pakistan, Says Some People Are Busy Spreading Other Deadly Viruses As The World Fights Against Coronavirus

NEW DELHI :: In a veiled attack on Pakistan , Prime Minister Narendra Modi On Monday he said at the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) virtual summit that while the world is fighting the novel, some people are busy spreading other deadly viruses like terrorism and fake news.

"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," the Prime Minister said taking a swipe at the neighbouring country without naming it.

Pakistan has been continuing its attempts at cross-border infiltration of terrorists even as the world is battling the challenge thrown by coronavirus. Its leaders have peddled fake videos in order to create divisions. Security agencies have traced thousands of social media handles based in Pakistan spreading fake news.

The Prime Minister, in his video conference comments, said that India is taking care of its citizens against COVID-19 and is also extending aid to others and has secured medical supplies to 123 partner countries, including 59 NAM members.

He said that humanity today faces its most serious crisis in many decades.

At this time, NAM can help promote global solidarity. NAM has often been the moral voice of the world. To maintain this role, NAM must remain inclusive, he said.

He said that India has demonstrated how democracy, discipline and decision can come together to create a genuine popular movement.

During this crisis, we have demonstrated how democracy, discipline and decision can come together to create a genuine popular movement. Indian civilization views the entire world as a family. As we care for our own citizens, we are also extending aid to other countries, the prime minister said.

Despite our own needs, we have secured medical supplies to our 123 partner countries, including 59 members of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM). We are active in global efforts to develop remedies and vaccines, he added.

The Prime Minister said that to counter COVID-19, India has promoted coordination in its immediate neighborhood and was organizing online training to share its medical experience with many others.

The theme of the summit is 'We are united against COVID-19'.

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev is the current president of the movement. It is the first time that PM Modi attended the NAM summit. He has not attended previous summits since he became prime minister in 2014.