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A clear warning to Pakisthan and sharif

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Strong measures needed
against states backing
terror: BIMSTEC
Updated: October 17, 2016
16:15 IST | PTI
Prime Minister Narendra
Modi with the BIMSTEC
leaders at a meeting in
Mobor, Goa on Sunday. |
PTI
Prime Minister Narendra
Modi, addressing BRICS
and BIMSTEC summits here
on Sunday, called Pakistan
a "mother ship" of global
terrorism.
Endorsing India’s effort to
corner Pakistan on terror,
regional grouping BIMSTEC
has said fight against the
menace should not only
be confined to disrupting
and eliminating terror
networks, but must also
take strong measures
against states supporting
terrorists and falsely
extolling their virtues.
In an apparent reference
to Pakistan Prime Minister
Nawaz Sharif calling slain
Hizbul terrorist Burhan
Wani a “martyr”, BIMSTEC
said there should not be
glorification of terrorists
as martyrs.
An Outcome Document
detailing deliberations by
leaders of Bangladesh,
India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka,
Thailand, Bhutan and
Nepal at their retreat on
Sunday night, said they
condemned in strongest
terms the recent “barbaric
terror” attacks in the
region, seen as a reference
to Pathankot and Uri
strikes.
“We strongly believe that
our fight against terrorism
should not only seek to
disrupt and eliminate
terrorists, terror
organisations and
networks, but should also
identify, hold accountable
and take strong measures
against states which
encourage, support and
finance terrorism, provide
sanctuary to terrorists and
terror groups, and falsely
extol their virtues,” the
grouping said in the
document issued on
Monday.
It said the leaders stressed
on urgent measures to
counter terrorism.
“There should be no
glorification of terrorists
as martyrs. We recognize
the need for urgent
measures to counter and
prevent the spread of
terrorism, violent
extremism and
radicalization. We express
our determination to take
concrete measures to step
up cooperation and
coordination among our
law enforcement,
intelligence and security
organisations,” it said.
India has been scaling up
efforts to isolate Pakistan
in the wake of the Uri
attack. Prime Minister
Narendra Modi, addressing
BRICS and BIMSTEC
summits here on Sunday,
called Pakistan a “mother
ship” of global terrorism
and said the menace has
become its “favourite
child“.
The strong position of
BIMSTEC in dealing with
terror assumes
significance as it comes
after consensus eluded on
reference to cross-border
terror in BRICS declaration.
“Recognising that
terrorism continues to
remain the single most
significant threat to peace
and stability in our region,
we reiterate our strong
commitment to combat
terrorism in all its forms
and manifestations, and
stress that there can be no
justification for acts of
terror on any grounds
whatsoever,” BIMSTEC said.
It said the leaders
expressed commitment to
expedite the signing of
the BIMSTEC Convention
on Mutual Assistance in
Criminal Matters, and to
early ratification of the
BIMSTEC Convention on
Cooperation in Combating
International Terrorism,
Transnational Organized
Crime and Illicit Drug
Trafficking.


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