Modi praised Hasina's courage to fight terrorism despite being a woman and her bold stand against the menace by declaring "zero tolerance" towards it.
"We know solution for everything, but not terrorism. I am happy that Bangladesh Prime Minister, despite being a woman, has declared zero tolerance for terrorism," the Prime Minister said in his hour-long address to Dhaka University.
He said terrorism is an enemy of humanity, and therefore all humanitarian forces had to unite to fight it.
Soon after his statement, the phrase, despite being a woman, which was used by Modi, started trending on micro-blogging site Twitter. #DespiteBeingAWoman has been trending on top on Twitter since Sunday.
Here are a few tweets which surfaced after Modi's statement:
What made him think that women have tolerance for violence and terrorism? #DespiteBeingAWoman— Sanjeev Himachali (@Sanjuhimachali) June 8, 2015
#DespiteBeingAWoman Jashoda Ben didn't get to be a wife, and deprived of motherhood.— $agar (@SagarRajshi) June 8, 2015
#DespiteBeingAWoman Italian Lady left behind all men in Corruption & looting India.— Deepak Mankani #HDL (@deepumankani7) June 8, 2015
#DespiteBeingAWoman ia such a wrong phrase to use as it is badly sexist n makes a dent on d identity of women.— vinay kumar dokania (@vinaydokania) June 8, 2015
Mr. Prime Minister for your information many women took part in our freedom fight #DespiteBeingAWoman— Sanjeev Himachali (@Sanjuhimachali) June 8, 2015
#DespiteBeingAWoman jasodaben gets her rti rejected time n again by modis govt— vinay kumar dokania (@vinaydokania) June 8, 2015
#DespiteBeingAWoman Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj left out from Modi's foreign trips— Rev Sunil Raj Philip (@RevsunilRaj) June 8, 2015
#DespiteBeingAWoman Soniya makes money of nowhere.— Office Of VK (@decentandsimple) June 8, 2015
#DespiteBeingAWoman this shows narrow minded thinking of a person.— satish (@satish2902) June 8, 2015
#DespiteBeingAWoman I sometimes even fall in love with men oops!— Sabina (@AnibasNimsay) June 8, 2015