"The fight against terrorism has to be unrelenting and fought across all fronts. The international community cannot afford selective approaches in dealing with terrorist groups or in dismantling the infrastructure of terrorism," Advani said in his address on 'Measures to eliminate international terrorism' yesterday.
He said terrorism is a "Frankenstein monster" and resorting to the use of terrorism as an instrument of State policy is short-sighted.
"Indeed, those who have taken recourse to it have invariably themselves suffered immensely from it proving the age old dictum that those who play with the sword, also perish by it," Advani said.
He said terrorism, extremism and radicalisation continue to pose a serious challenge to peace, progress and prosperity in the South Asian region.
He asked the international community to step up its collective efforts with real cooperation among member states to confront the scourge of terrorism "squarely and decisively."