PM Modi’s Mann ki Baat: “Violence in the name of faith is unacceptable”


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asserted in his radio programme Mann ki Baat this morning that any person or group of people “taking the law in their hands will not be spared.”

He said violence in the name of faith is unacceptable, in comments that come two days after followers of self-styled godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh erupted in violence that left a deadly trail of death and destruction in Panchkula.

“Those who take the law in their hands or resort to violence will not be spared whoever they are. The law will determine accountability and the guilty will be punished,” he said.

36 people have died and over 250 are injured in the violence that erupted after Ram Rahim was convicted and arrested in a 2002 rape case.

Talking about ‘Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna’ scheme, PM Modi said that it has become a case study for financial scholars worldwide. “Within 3 years, the poor, once at the last mile of society, has now become a part of the country’s economic mainstream.”

Referring to Teacher’s day on September 05, PM Narendra Modi said,” This teacher’s day let us resolve that we would Teach to Transform, Educate to Empower, Learn to Lead.”

PM also greeted sports enthusiasts on National Sports Day and called for increased participation in sporting activities.

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