Terrorism in India is exported, not home-grown, says Narendra Modi
NEW YORK: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that
terrorism in India is “exported” and is not “home-grown”, asserting it has “no
borders.” The Prime Minister said this even as he rejected any distinction
between good and bad terrorism and called for a collective fight to effectively
tackle the global challenge.
The Prime Minister dwelt at length on the challenges
posed by terrorism while addressing the Council for Foreign Relations in New
York on Monday on the fourth day of his five-day visit to the US.
When asked about the rise of Islamic State (IS)
militants in West Asia and whether there was any danger that such unrest might
spread to India, the Prime Minister ruled that out and said that all terrorism
activities in our country “are exported and are not home-grown.”
“Terrorism has no borders..There is no good terrorist
or bad terrorist. Terrorism is terrorism,” he said. “There is a need to take
the challenge of terrorism seriously. It’s sad that many countries could not
earlier understand the ugly face of terrorism which is enemy of humanity,” he
The Prime Minister said it cannot be measured on the
scale of political plus and minus. “The world will have to speak in one voice
against terrorism,” he stressed.
Making a reference to the ISIS assassination of
hostages, Modi said, “When I saw it on television that a man has been beheaded
it’s such a challenge in the 21st century for the mankind, a challenge that can
shake up anyone… Terrorism is mankind’s enemy.”