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Proscribe countries sponsoring terrorism, says Pranab Mukherjee

india Updated: Feb 03, 2016 11:33 IST
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President Pranab Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday stressed on the need to proscribe nations that support and fund terrorism.(HT File Photo)

In an apparent reference to Pakistan, President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday stressed on the need to proscribe nations that support and fund terrorism.

Speaking at the Counter Terrorism Conference 2016 in Jaipur, Mukherjee said, “Terrorism is the biggest threat that humanity is facing today, whether in Paris or Pathankot.”

He said under present circumstances, the predominant focus has to be on the political management of terrorism, including addressing issues of ideology and dealing with countries that sponsor or support terrorism.

“It is imperative that the world in one voice rejects all manifestations of terrorism without distinction and proscribe states that support or sponsor terrorism as an instrument of state policy,” he said.

In an indirect reference to Islamic State, Mukherjee said the global terror group could not find traction in India due to the country’s plurality and multi-ethnicity.

Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje said the law enforcement agencies need to work with civil society and Rajasthan government was working on it.

Referring to recent crackdown on IS sympathisers in India, Raje said recent arrest of home grown extremists who have been radicalised in home ground posed a challenge and threat.