PM Modi calls for blocking funding, weapons for terrorists in swipe at Pakistan

"The call of time is that we should rise above specific incidents. Terrorism is the enemy of humankind. All should come together to fight terrorism," Modi said during a discussion at SPIEF in Russia.

By: PTI | St Petersburg | Updated: June 2, 2017 8:38 pm
Narendra Modi, Modi russia visit, modi spief speech, india russia relations, india news Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 2, 2017. AP/PTI

Describing terrorism as a global menace, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today urged the world community to block funding, weapons and communication modes of terrorists, in an apparent reference to Pakistan’s support for Kashmiri militants. “The call of time is that we should rise above specific incidents. Terrorism is the enemy of humankind. All should come together to fight terrorism,” Modi said during a discussion at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF). He shared the stage with Russian President Vladimir Putin and the leaders of Austria and Moldova.

Modi, while noting that the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres was present in the gathering, lamented that for 40 years, a resolution is pending before the United Nations regarding definition of terrorism and of those who help terrorists. “Only lip service has been provided. There has been no discussion, nor any decision,” he said.

The prime minister said he was glad that Putin had yesterday publicly stated that the resolution would be discussed. In an oblique reference to Pakistan, Modi said terrorists don’t manufacture weapons, but some countries supply guns to them. Similarly, terrorists don’t print currency, but some countries facilitate their financing through money laundering. Terrorists don’t own telecommunications system and social media networks, but some countries help them with that, he said.

“Now we should come out of good terrorism, bad terrorism (debate); my terrorist, your terrorist (syndrome). It is an issue of humankind. That’s how we can fight terrorism,” he said. India, he said, has been a victim of cross-border terrorism for 40 years and thousands of innocent citizens have been killed but the world recognized terrorism merely as a law and order problem for many years. Only after 9/11, the world woke up to know how deep terrorists can strike and how much havoc they can wreak, he said.

He said terrorism has no boundaries and all countries should fight it collectively. Putin also said that India was facing a serious problem on account of terrorism and it was not an “imaginary thing”. He agreed with Modi that terrorism is a common threat and “that should unite us. We ought to understand what is happening and where it will lead us. We ought to be aware of the danger” of terrorism.

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    Rajveer Singh
    Jun 2, 2017 at 10:16 pm
    For 70 years resolution passed by un implementation is pending on Kashmir
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    Truth
    Jun 2, 2017 at 10:06 pm
    You will command and they will listen.....Hmmmm🤔
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    Modi.Ki.Jai
    Jun 2, 2017 at 9:35 pm
    Yes please. I appeal to all countries to block the supply of all weapons to STATE TERRORIST INDIA THAT IS UNLEASHING TERRORIST ON ITS OWN CITIZENS LIKE THE M A S S MURDER OF 3000 CITIZENS BY YERRORIST MODI HIMSELF, KIL OF 20 TAMILS IN ANDRA PRADESH BY STATE TERRORIST MINISTER RAJNATH SINGH, KIL OF 8 MUSLIMS IN FAKE ENCOUNTER, KIL 2500 MANIPUR CITIZENS, EXTRA JUDICIAL KIL OF MOTE THSN 5000 KASHMERE YOUTHS......USING RSS, BAJRANG DAL, RAM SENA, LAXMAN SENA, SITA SENA, AS PROXY PARAMILITARY FORCES TO UNLEASH TERROR AMONG THOS WHO QUESTION BRAHMINUTWA.
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    lafanga
    Jun 2, 2017 at 9:24 pm
    This chaiwala never shuts up. Always ranting about terrorism, terrorism blah blah blah. Oh bhai ... 2000 innocent people butchered to death under your watch in Gujarat and you have the audacity to lecture others on terrorism. How about your pal Kulbushan Jhadev taking a stroll in the middle of Baluchistan planning to kill more innocent people and let's not forget that famous speech by Ajit Doval where he openly talked about supporting groups like TTP to spread terror in stan. Do you also have any explanation for kil scores of innocent Kashmiris and let's not forget your RSS pals treatment of Dalits. Next time when you point finger at others, dont forget your 4 other stinking fingers are pointing right back at you.
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    Tushar
    Jun 2, 2017 at 9:11 pm
    There you are modi ..Now the picture is clear .the so called ISIS doesn't manufacture weapons .. Weapons are supplied by Western countries or by China or Russia ... Ironically these countries are the one who cry a lot against terrorism and Islamic jihadists .. If they are so concerned y don't they stop the supply or block the Chanel these goons get these weapons .. They won't do it .because it's their business . and the Isis is their creation .... Use ur wisdom people .that's the truth and most of the citizen n US and UK understand this .m that's y we have seen a huge welcoming events were organized.for Muslims from.these countries going against the government's verdict ....
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