Fight against terrorism not against any religion: PM Modi at World Sufi Forum

When young laughter is silenced by guns on the streets, you are the voice that heals, said PM Modi at World Sufi Forum.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 17, 2016 10:18 pm
modi, world sufi forum PM Modi at World Sufi Forum

Asserting that there are terror groups that are instruments of state’s policy and design, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said terrorism uses diverse motivations and causes that cannot be justified.

Addressing the first World Sufi Forum, Modi in an oblique reference to Pakistan said while some are trained in organised camps, there are others who “find their inspiration” in cyber space.

“There are forces and groups that are instruments of state policy and design. There are others recruited to the cause in misguided belief.

“There are some who are trained in organised camps. There are those who find their inspiration in the borderless world of cyber space. Terrorism uses diverse motivations and causes, none of which can be justified,” he said at the Forum convened by the All India Ulama and Mashaikh Board to discuss the role of Sufism in countering rising global terror.

The four-day long event is organised by All India Ulama and Mashaikh Board (AIUMB), the apex body of Sufi Dargahs in India.

The event will see more than 200 Indian and International delegates, spiritual leaders, scholars, academicians and masters of Sufism, under one roof.

Highlights of Modi’s speech

#PM concludes speech, crowd cheers Bharat Mata ki Jai

#Terrorists kill and destroy more in their own land and among their own people than they do elsewhere.

#Terrorism uses diverse motivations and causes, none of which can be justified

#When we think of 99 names of Allāh, none stands for force and violence

#We learn this wisdom in perfect balance and harmony that exists in vast diversity of our forests: PM Modi

#In wisdom of Bulleh Shah lord exists in every heart. His values are the need of our times. This is reality of nature

#Sufism is the celebration of diversity and pluralism

#At a time when the dark shadow of violence is becoming longer, you are the noor or the light of hope.

#When young laughter is silenced by guns on the streets, you are the voice that heals.

#You have come from different lands and cultures, but you are united by a common faith.

#Sufism experience universal message of almighty that perfection in human life is reflected in qualities that are dear to god.

#Sufism is one of the greatest contributions of Islam to this world

#This is an assembly of those whose lives itself is a message of peace, tolerance and love.

#Welcome to a land that is a timeless fountain of peace and an ancient source of traditions and faiths.