LIVE: PM Modi addresses Dussehra rally in Lucknow

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a public rally at the Aishbagh Ramleela Ground in Lucknow as part of the Dussehra celebrations. This is Modi's first public speech after Indian Army conducted surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the LoC on September 29.

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♦ No matter what religion, we must bat for equal rights for women in all spheres

♦ Even when the whole world is celebrating 'Girl Child Day', think sbout the number of girls we are killing in the womb

♦ For days, we have been watching the picture of a small girl from Syria. Terrorism is a global menace

♦ We must unite to fight against terrorism, which is the enemy of humanity

♦ Jatayu, who fought to protect a woman's honour, was the first fighter against terrorism

♦ We must fight to end the evil within us

♦ Everytime we burn Ravan, we should promise to kill the Ravan within ourselves & the society

♦ Modi arrived in Lucknow to attend the Dussehra celebrations 

The pime minister was received by Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav at Chaudhary Charan Singh airport. nion Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who is also the elected Lok Sabha member from Lucknow, and some state BJP leaders were also present at the airport.

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