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NAM nations call for combating terrorism in all its forms

Describing terrorism as one of the most serious threats to international peace and security, NAM nations, including India, have called on states to prevent and combat terrorism in all its forms, including financing and the illicit transfer of weapons to terror outfits.

The 17th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit held here, attended by Vice-President Hamid Ansari, also condemned the destruction of cultural heritage and religious sites, as well as crimes against humanity by terrorist groups. "They reiterated that terrorism constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security. Hence, they reaffirmed their firm condemnation of terrorist acts in all their forms and manifestations, whatever their motivations, wherever and by whomsoever they are committed," a declaration at the end of the summit said.

The nations recognised the threat posed nowadays by this despicable scourge, particularly the activities carried out by terrorist groups such as the Taliban, Al-Qaida, Islamic State or ISIS and its affiliated entities, Jabhat Al Nusra, Boko Haram and Al Shabbaab, and other entities designated by the United Nations, including the phenomenon of foreign terrorist fighters and the spread of violent extremism which can be conducive to terrorism.

Nobody can tolerate terrorism: Ansari
Asserting that nobody can tolerate terrorism, Vice-President Hamid Ansari on Monday said the attack in Uri was totally unacceptable and such “tactics” would eventually lead to a lot of “unpleasantness”. “It’s the view of everybody in the country and that is my view also that this (attack in Uri) is totally unacceptable, totally condemnable and this kind of tactics will eventually lead to a lot of unpleasantness. What action the Government of India takes you will hear about it from the government of India,” Ansari said while returning from Venezuela.

Asked with terror attacks continuing unabated was India’s restraint being tested, he said, “Well, I don’t know whether the term restraint is there. 

If one is attacked we shall respond in our own judgement and the manner of response is something that is left to the concerned authorities of the state but there is no question of restraint or tolerance. Nobody can tolerate terrorism.”
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