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Major News and Events of 19 April 2018

What Happened on 19 April 2018

PM Modi talks about the surgical attacks of 2016 in the event "Bharat Ki Baat, Sabke Saath" in London

Prime Minister Narendra Modi referred Pakistan as a "terror export factory" in today's "Bharat Ki Baat, Sabke Saath" event in London. He clarified that the surgical attacks of 2016 in Pakistan were meant to give the country a lesson that India will not tolerate any terrorism.He further revealed that India had continuously tried to communicate Pakistan government about the top-secret operation of the surgical strikes by the Indian forces before making this news public. After informing Pakistan about the operation, only then the Indian Government delivered this information to the Indian media.The Prime Minister expressed his immense pride in the Indian Army as they performed the top-secret operation courageously and returned after successfully  accomplishing this task before dawn.

Politicising rape is wrong, says PM Narendra Modi in the UK

At a recent "Bharat Ki Baat, Sabke Saath" event in London, PM Narendra Modi addressed the issue of rapes in India to the audience. He spoke about the much-talked-about Kathua rape case in which an eight-year-old girl was raped by several men inside the temple of Jammu and Kashmir.According to him, politicising rape is wrong. He added that the recent incidents of rape were a disgrace to the country.The people should teach their sons to treat girls with respect. “We ask our daughters what they have been doing when they come home late, but do we ask our sons? These sinners are somebody’s sons!” he said.  

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