The coronavirus crisis has exposed the limitations of the existing international system and highlighted the need for a new template of globalization based on fairness, equality and humanity, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday.
He was speaking at an online summit of the Non Aligned Movement (NAM), a forum of around 120 developing countries. Without giving any direct reference or naming any country, Modi also said: “Even as the world fights COVID-19, some people are busy spreading other deadly viruses. Such as terrorism. Such as fake news, and doctored videos to divide communities and countries.”
In his remarks, the prime minister also highlighted India’s fight against the pandemic and said it has shown how “democracy, discipline and decisiveness” can come together to create a genuine people’s movement overcoming the challenge.
“India accounts for one-sixth of humanity. We are a developing country and a free society. During this crisis, we have shown how democracy, discipline, and decisiveness can come together to create a genuine people’s movement,” he said.