Paris: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday addressed the Indian community in France during the first phase of his three-nation tour, which will be followed by visits to the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain. In a veiled reference to the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status, Modi said that there was no “provision for temporary” in his administration. “We have a population of 125 crore, it’s the land of Gandhi and Buddha, Ram and Krishna,” the Prime Minister said in a speech at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization headquarters in Paris. “It took 70 years to remove ‘temporary’. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.” He also listed out the work done by his newly-formed government such as the Triple Talaq Bill and claimed that the country would achieve its climate change goals in the next year-and-a-half. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details”We did away with practice of triple talaq; injustice cannot be done to Muslim women in new India,” he said. “The country is moving fast on the path of development.” Modi also said that New Delhi had fought imperialism, fascism and extremism not just in India but in France as well. “The character of the two countries is built on the values of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity,” he said. In the last five years, Modi claimed India had eradicated several evil social practices, adding that a “campaign against looting of public money, nepotism and terrorism” was launched in the new India. The Prime Minister also said that the mandate given to him in the general elections this year was “not just to run India but to create a new India”.