Radicalisation, trust deficit biggest challenges to peace: Modi


New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday called for a shared template to fight against radicalisation and extremism while virtually addressing the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit.

Addressing the plenary session of the 21st SCO meeting underway in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, he said radicalisation and trust deficit were the biggest challenges to peace in Central Asia and the recent developments in Afghanistan had made this challenge more clear.

In his six-minute virtual address, Modi 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."

The SCO should work to develop strong network among the moderate, tolerant and inclusive institutions and traditions associated with Islam which have already been prevailing in India and member countries, he added.

The Prime Minister also 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 and we believe that landlocked Central Asian countries can benefit immensely by connecting with India's vast market."

In a veiled reference to China on connectivity issues, he said that any connectivity initiative cannot be a one-way street initiative.

"It must be ensured, consultative, transparent and participatory. There should be respect for territorial integrity of all countries," Modi said and also batted for Chabahar and North South International Corridor.

Welcoming the new additions to the bloc, he said with Iran being included as the SCO member while Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Qatar as dialogue partners, their participation would further strengthened the bloc.

"We must encourage our talented youngsters towards science and rational thinking. We can bring our start-ups and entrepreneurs together to create the innovative spirit towards making India a stakeholder in emerging technology," Modi concluded.

 

  

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  • JP, Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 17 2021

    This eloquence is for inetrnational consumption. Not for Indians.

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  • Valerian DSouza, Udupi / Mumbai

    Fri, Sep 17 2021

    Actually any religious person was supposed to be a better human being than the unbelievers for they are guided by principles. But of late, religious means we see, intolerance, hatred, mob culture, extortion all dangerous trends! Are religions truly created for that purpose?

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  • rolf, Dubai

    Fri, Sep 17 2021

    Cat closes its eyes while drinking milk and thinks nobody is watching it.

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  • Joel, Mangalore

    Fri, Sep 17 2021

    The question is will he go to Afganistan to meet the new government? Or add one more enemy in its list.

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  • Valerian DSouza, Udupi / Mumbai

    Fri, Sep 17 2021

    Actually any religious was supposed to be a better human being than the unbelievers. But if late some religious means, intolerance, hatred, mob culture, demanding, all dangerous trends! Are religions truly created for that purpose?

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  • Veer, Nagour

    Fri, Sep 17 2021

    Modi preaches something in international forum and does totally different at home. Why Modi is misguiding the international community???????. This is called fake Dongi BaBa’s doctrine from his outlook to his monkey Ba’ath!?!?!?!?!?!?,…..First set your own house in order and earn trust and confidence of people then target others house.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Thane

    Fri, Sep 17 2021

    Speaking the Truth is the Biggest Challenge ...

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Fri, Sep 17 2021

    he does not definitely understand what he is reading...or saying...nice script reading as he was doing dramas in his earlier part of life..never gave a single press conference..even after teaching 100 times by secretary pronounced Donald as Dolan...and here blind followers go gaga on his false promises and jumlabazi....some hibernated mamu is raising his ugly head again in this forum..

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  • Shekhar Umesh Shetty, Namma Kudla

    Fri, Sep 17 2021

    Says a character that came from a radicalized organizations, vehemently support Hindutva radicals in the country, made a terror accused as an MP and a fanatic is CM of India's most populous state. There are millions of Hindutva fanatics in India - BJP vote base. Always expect Gucci wearing Fakir to issue contradicting statements.

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  • Thomas Andrade, Toronto

    Fri, Sep 17 2021

    Modi should also agree that radicalization of RSS, VHP and his own party is a major problem for India, which is also tarnishing the great image of our great country.'

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  • Thomas Andrade, Toronto

    Fri, Sep 17 2021

    Modi should also agree that radicalization of RSS, VHP and his own party is a major problem for India, which is also tarnishing the great image of our great country.'

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