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PM Modi unveils statue of Basaveshwara in London

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BasaveshwaraUnveiling the statue of 12th century scholar-philosopher Basaveshwara in London, Modi said: “My heart is filled with sadness due to what happened in Paris. This was not an attack on Paris but it was an attack on entire humanity and humanitarian forces.”

He also said the statue will be an inspiration for all those who believe in democratic ideals.

“Because of a long period of colonisation Indian society caught many social evils but Basaveshwara showed us the way to reform our society and the first Parliament-like platform,” he said.

“Because of a long period of colonisation Indian society caught many social evils but Basaveshwara showed us the way to reform our society and the first Parliament-like platform,” he said.

Condemning Friday night’s terror attacks in Paris, which left over 127 people dead, Modi urged the international community to give a definition to terrorism so that it could be ascertained who were in its support and opposition.

Stating that it was the need oBasaveshwara1f the hour that such incidents be fought by the united forces of mankind, Modi said: “United Nations needs to expedite the process of defining terrorism so that it can be known who supports terrorism.”

“Once we have that definition, we will know who helps to promote terrorism and who are the victims to it,” he said.

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