Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken an indirect jibe at neighbor Pakistan, calling it the sole agent of terrorism in South Asia, while addressing the international community at the G20 Summit organized in Hangzhou, China. According to a report by Financial Express, Modi stressed that India’s policy remained strict towards the achievement of zero-terrorism.
PM Modi has been calling for an end to cross-border terrorism, but Pakistan’s response has been nothing short of a disappointment. The nation and its leadership Nawaz Sharif freely allow terrorists and operators of such outfits to make scathing remarks on India and plan terrorist activities in India and abroad. The home-grown terrorism has taken a toll on even the schools which are increasingly being targeted by terrorist outfits, leading to deaths of several children.
The Indian Prime Minister, known for his strong stance against terrorism, urged the international community to group together to combat terrorism and isolate its perpetrators. He said that the nations need to uphold the principles of equality and encourage lifestyles resulting in harmony.
On Sunday, Mr. Modi met Chinese President Xi Jinping and Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull to discuss the issue of terrorism.
The Minister of External Affairs of India, Vikas Swarup quoted the Prime Minister as saying that the reach and supply chain of terrorism were global. He added that terrorism remained the biggest threat to the society and the countries.
Modi, a strong proponent of the usage of social platforms for spreading information and maintaining transparency, stressed that there was a misuse of social media going on for the promotion of extremist ideologies. Modi had said that South Asia was suffering from serious effects of terrorism that are destabilizing the region.
Pakistan will likely respond soon to this message, but it is unlikely that it will reveal any stringent measures to tackle this menace.