A day before PM Modi is set to address the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Republic TV’s Niranjan Narayanaswamy interacted to Dr. Ravinder Koul at Times Square in New York. Speaking to Niranjan, Dr. Koul stated that he expects PM Modi to addresses the threats faced by India from Pakistan. He added how the threat by Pakistan is not only faced by India but is affecting the rest of the world as well.
Dr. Koul speaking to Niranjan said, “I expect that PM Modi will make the people realise, will make the United Nations realise the kind of threats India is facing from Pakistan. This is a problem that not only is affecting India but is also affecting the rest of the world.”
Pakistan has been promoting terrorism and it is due to this, and it was necessary for India, “to take the steps it took in Jammu and Kashmir in order to curtail the effect of the terrorism on the local people and also to bring progress and also to bring prosperity to the people of India,” Dr. Koul added.
Dr. Nirmal Mattoo, Chairman of the Indo American Arts Council lauding the abrogation of Article 370 from J&K on August 5 by the Parliament said, “this whatever has happened is also going to liberate Kashmiris, is going to give Kashmiri Hindus and Muslims equal chance to develop and going to give all of India a sense of freedom, a sense of equality where everyone can express,” he added, “it’s genius.”
#ModiUNGASpeech | India has come a long way with a powerful economy. We have to emphasize that Pakistan is a terrorist state: Dr Nirmal Mattoo- Chairman, Indo American Arts Council— Republic (@republic) September 26, 2019
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As PM Modi met the United States President for bilateral talks on the sidelines of UNGA on September 24, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) provided details of the talks on Wednesday night, including their talks regarding the contentious Kashmir issue. Clarifying that the talks about J&K were restricted to counter-terrorism, MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that India's position has not changed on the matter.
MEA said that India rejects any third-party mediation and New Delhi will hold talks with Islamabad only when Islamabad takes stringent action against terror. Kumar was responding to the question asked over the third mediation offer by the US president in front of Pakistan's PM Imran Khan a day before he met PM Modi.