Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday remarked that empires created out of terror cannot suppress humanity forever. The PM was addressing a virtual gathering after laying the foundation stones for a couple of development projects at Somnath temple in Gujarat.
"This temple (Somnath) was destroyed multiple times in its centuries-old history. Its idols were destructed. Every attempt was made to destroy its existence. But whenever it was brought down, it stood up once again. This temple is not only a symbol of faith in India, it is also a symbol of reassurance globally," Modi said.
"Truth cannot be defeated by the untruth. Faith cannot be crushed under terrorism. The thought behind creating an empire through terrorism might dominate for some time in a certain period, but it cannot rule forever. Its existence cannot be forever, and it cannot suppress humanity for long," the Prime Minister added.