One nation responsible for spreading terror in South Asia: PM Modi at G20

PM Modi urged world leaders to isolate and sanction those supporting terrorism.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: September 6, 2016 12:53 pm
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, speaking at the G20 Summit on Monday, blamed “one single nation” for spreading terror in South Asia. “Terrorist is a terrorist, one single nation in South Asia is spreading agents of terror in our region,” PM Modi said.

In an apparent reference to Pakistan, Modi urged world leaders to isolate and sanction those supporting terrorism. “Isolate and sanction supporters of terrorism. I urge the international community to act in unity and respond against terrorism,” PM Modi said.

Saying that India has a zero policy towards terrorism, the prime minister told G20 leaders that anything less than that wouldn’t be enough to curb the menace.

Modi’s remarks came a day after India called on other BRICS members to intensify joint efforts to combat terrorism.

Modi, in an apparent reference to Pakistan, had yesterday demanded “coordinated actions” by the grouping to “isolate supporters and sponsors of terror”.

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The Prime Minister, in his address to the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) Leaders Meeting here, had said “terrorists in South Asia, or anywhere for that matter, do not own banks or weapons factories”.

“Clearly, someone funds and arms them and BRICS must intensify joint efforts not just to fight terror but to coordinate actions to isolate those who are supporters and sponsors of terror,” he had said, without naming Pakistan.

But the reference was clearly aimed at Islamabad — a close ally of China.

Modi’s comments at G20 come against the backdrop of escalating war of words between India and Pakistan in the aftermath of the continuing unrest in the Kashmir Valley that broke out on July 8 after Hizbul commander Burhan Wani was killed by security forces.

(With inputs from PTI)