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PM Modi calls for shared template to fight against radicalisation, extremism at SCO summit

Talking about the issues pertaining to peace, security and trust deficit, the Prime Minister stated that the radicalisation is the main reason for such crisis and that can be witnessed with the recent incident in Afghanistan. 

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New Delhi, First Published Sep 17, 2021, 3:04 PM IST
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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday called for shared template to fight against radicalisation and extremism in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) region. 

Talking about the issues pertaining to peace, security and trust deficit, the Prime Minister stated that the radicalisation is the main reason for such crisis and that can be witnessed with the recent incident in Afghanistan. 

Indirectly, PM Modi attacked Pakistan for radicalisation and China for trust deficit. 

Speaking in virtual mode at the plenary session of SCO Summit, which is being held in Tajikistan’s Dushanbe, he said “If we look back in the history, we will find that the Central Asia has been the hub of moderate, progressive cultures and values. Cultures like sufiwad born here and spread to whole world. It can even now be seen in its cultural legacy.” 

He stressed for developing a strong network in Islamic organisations which are moderate, tolerant and inclusive. These organisations are prevailing in India and SCO member countries. 

“We must encourage our talented youngsters towards science & rational thinking. We can bring our startups & entrepreneurs together to make the innovative spirit towards making India a stakeholder in an emerging technology,” PM Modi said.

The Prime Minister, further, asked the Central Asian countries to connect with India’s huge markets and gain benefits. “India is committed to enhance its connectivity with these countries.” 

In an indirect reference to China on connectivity issue, the prime minister said that any connectivity initiative cannot be one-way street initiative.

“It must be ensured mutual trust, consultative, transparent and participatory. There should be respect for territorial integrity of all countries,” he said. 

He also bat for Chabahar and North South International Corridor. 

This time Iran has been included as the SCO member while Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Qatar have become the dialogue partners. The prime minister welcomed them and said the SCO would get strength with their inclusion.

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