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: