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PM tells world leaders to worry over terror, wants a crackdown

Ahead of his meeting with his Pakistani counterpart, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh urged world leaders at the 15th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) which opened in Sharm el Sheikh, to agree on a plan to crackdown on terrorists and extremists “who seek to destroy us and our movement,” Shekhar Iyer reports.

world Updated: Jul 16, 2009 00:29 IST
Shekhar Iyer

Ahead of his meeting with his Pakistani counterpart, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh urged world leaders at the 15th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) which opened in Sharm el Sheikh, to agree on a plan to crackdown on terrorists and extremists “who seek to destroy us and our movement.”

Singh said terrorists and those who aid and abet them must be brought to justice.

“It is time that we agree on a Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism.”

Speaking a day before his meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani to discuss terrorism, he said the infrastructure of terrorism must be dismantled.

“There should be no safe havens for terrorists because they do not represent any cause, group or religion. Extremism, intolerance and terrorism are our antitheses; they seek to destroy and our Movement, which respects each other’s path.”

But Singh also made it clear India was equally concerned about the people of Palestine, their suffering and hardship.

He said the NAM must “must do more” to facilitate a “comprehensive, just, lasting and peaceful settlement” of the Palestinian issue.”

He said, “meeting as we do on Arab soil, my thoughts turn to the people of Palestine.”

The Summit was kicked off by Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak who took over from his Cuban counterpart, Raul Castro.