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Live news updates: Speech comes after communal clashes near a mosque in Delhi locality.

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PM Narendra Modi addresses the nation from Red Fort on the occasion of the 400th birth anniversary of Guru Tegh Bahadur. (Photo: Twitter/@ANI)
PM Narendra Modi addresses the nation from Red Fort on the occasion of the 400th birth anniversary of Guru Tegh Bahadur. (Photo: Twitter/@ANI)
Live news updates: Prime Minister Thursday evening at the in Delhi, joining celebrations for the 400th birth anniversary of Sikh guru Tegh Bahadur.

India is following the ideals of Sikh gurus, he said.

Modi’s office said earlier the programme is being organised by the central government in collaboration with the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee.

The programme is focussed on highlighting the teachings of the ninth Sikh guru who sacrificed his life to protect religion and human values, ideals and principles in world history, said the Prime Minister’s Office, adding that he was executed for supporting the religious freedom of Kashmiri Pandits on the orders of Mughal ruler Aurangzeb.

Modi is speaking on a day when Supreme Court extended its stay on demolition of shops in New Delhi’s Jahangirpuri where clashes broke out between Muslims and Hindus over the weekend near a mosque and temple in which several people, including police officers, were injured.

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First Published: Thu, April 21 2022. 07:51 IST