Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called on a mechanism to extract “cost” from countries supporting terrorism. This is seen as a dig at China and Pakistan.
In a report by ANI, The Prime Minister also stressed on isolating organisations and individuals who attempt to create “sympathy for terrorists”.
At the inaugural session of the ‘No Money for Terror’ Conference in the national capital that began here on Friday, PM Modi also said that international organisations must not think that an “absence of war means peace.”
Calling out the countries which support terrorism, without naming Pakistan and China, the Prime Minister said that they offer ideological and financial support to terrorism.
“It is well known that terrorist organisations get money through several sources-one is state support. Certain countries support terrorism as part of their foreign policy. They offer political, ideological and financial support to them. International organisations must not think that the absence of war means peace. Proxy wars are also dangerous and violent. There must be a cost imposed upon countries that support terrorism. Organisations and individuals that try to create sympathy for terrorists must also be isolated,” PM Modi said.
He also emphasised on breaking the support networks of the terrorists and said that the bid to uproot terrorism needs a proactive and systematic response.
#WATCH | At ‘No Money for Terror’ Conference, PM says, “…Well known that terrorist orgs get money through several sources-one is state support. Certain countries support terrorism as part of their foreign policy. They offer political, ideological & financial support to them…” pic.twitter.com/JwsK8qzVUR
— ANI (@ANI) November 18, 2022
“Uprooting terrorism needs a larger, proactive, systemic response, If we want our citizens to be safe, we cannot wait until terror comes to our homes. We must pursue terrorists, break their support networks and hit their finances,” PM Modi said.
The Prime Minister also differentiated between fighting terrorists and terrorism and said that only a “uniform, unified, and zero-tolerance approach” can defeat terrorism.
“Only a uniform, unified, and zero-tolerance approach can defeat terrorism. Fighting terrorists and terrorism are two different things. A terrorist is an individual, but terrorism is about a network of individuals and organisations. Uprooting terrorism needs a larger proactive response,” he said.