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India getting Islamic countries’ cooperation in fighting terror; Rajnath

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said that India was getting the cooperation of Islamic countries in its fight against terrorism.

“All countries are coming on one platform to fight terror. There should be a decisive war against terror,” the Minister said while inaugurating the office and a residential complex of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) here.

He noted that the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) had for the first time invited India’s Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj as a guest of honour for its meeting.

The Home Minister said terrorism had nothing to do with caste, creed or religion. “Some people link terrorism with religion which is not proper.”

Every Indian irrespective of caste, community and religion felt the pain following the February 14 Pulwama terror attack that killed 40 CRPF troopers.

He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had taken a tough stand to eliminate terrorism from Indian soil.

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India, Saudi Arabia agree on need to exert pressure on countries backing terror

India and Saudi Arabia on Wednesday said that there was a need to exert “all possible pressure” on countries which extend any kind of support to terror activities.

Addressing the media after delegation-level talks with visiting Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the “barbaric terror attack” in Pulwama was another manifestation of the danger posed by terrorism to humanity.

“We agree that to deal with it effectively, there is need to put all possible pressure on countries which are giving any kind of support to terrorism,” Modi said.

He said it was extremely necessary to destroy terror infrastructure and to punish terrorists and their supporters.

Modi said there was need for an action plan to deal with extremism so that the youths were not misguided by forces linked to terror and violence.

“I am happy that Saudi Arabia and India have common thoughts on this,” he said.

Prince Mohammed said in his remarks that his country was with India on the need to curb extremism and was willing to share intelligence for this purpose.

India, Saudi Arabia agree on need to exert pressure on countries backing terror

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