As it happened: Terrorism is an enemy of humanity, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in Lucknow to take part in Dussehra celebrations.

india Updated: Oct 12, 2016 18:26 IST
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BJP's PM candidate for the 2014 elections and Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi with retired Army chief VK Singh during Modi's rally in Rewari, Haryana. (PTI Photo)(PTI Photo)

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at the Amausi airport in Lucknow on Tuesday to participate in the Dussehra celebrations.

Modi was received by the governor Ram Naik, Union home minister Rajnath Singh and chief minister Akhilesh Yadav.

Here are the live updates: 

7pm: We burn effigies of Raavan since ages to condemn the assault on Sita’s honour. But we distinguish between boys and girls: Modi

Today is the International Day of the Girl. There is a need to end discrimination based on gender: Modi

6.56pm: We will not spare those who promote and help terror: PM Modi

6.55pm: Everyone was reminded that terrorism has no border, no nationality: PM Modi

6.50pm: Ramayana is the witness, that the first fighter against terrorism was Jataayu, who fought for a woman’s honor

6.45pm: While burning Raavan every year, we should resolve to similarly finish off all the vices in us and in our society: PM Modi

Filth, poverty & illiteracy are other forms of Ravana, so lets burn them as well this year: Modi

6.30pm: Modi has managed to tackle corruption head on. I would like to congratulate him on that: Rajnath Singh


6pm: Upon arrival, he headed straight to the historic Aishbagh grounds, which was secured by the PM’s special protection group in advance. A huge hoarding that reads “welcome to the avengers of Uri” greeted Modi at the grounds.

5.50pm: This is the first time a PM will not be celebrating Dussehra at Delhi’s Ram Leela grounds.

First Published: Oct 11, 2016 18:26 IST