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Govts asked to adopt zero tolerance towards terrorism

Civil society groups from India and Pakistan campaigning to restore peace between the two countries today asked their respective governments to adopt a "zero-tolerance" policy towards all kinds of religious extremism and terrorism.

india Updated: Mar 03, 2009 21:07 IST

Civil society groups from India and Pakistan campaigning to restore peace between the two countries on Tuesday asked their respective governments to adopt a "zero-tolerance" policy towards all kinds of religious extremism and terrorism.

Several such groups from the two countries that have launched a signature campaign to "mobilise the public opinion in favour of regional peace", also advocated for a joint action and investigative mechanism for the region to the tackle the menace.

"The government of Pakistan and India should practise zero tolerance towards religious extremism and terrorism in the interest of the very sustenance and prosperity of both the countries," Karamat Ali, who is heading the Pakistani delegation, told reporters here.

As part of the campaign, a 12-member Pakistani delegation is visiting India that will hold meetings with several civil society activists in different cities like Delhi, Chandigarh, Kolkata and Chennai.

"We are highlighting the apprehensions of the common people of both the countries as they are concerned over the worsening relations between the two countries in the wake of the Mumbai attacks," Ali said.