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In absence of Pak, Sushma tells OIC to ensure ‘dismantling’ of terror hubs, cut funding
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In absence of Pak, Sushma tells OIC to ensure ‘dismantling’ of terror hubs, cut funding

Abu Dhabi, Mar 1 : India on Friday send a strong signal about its determination to fight terrorism and said global community including OIC must come together to urge states to dismantle the infrastructure of terrorist camps and stop providing funding to such groups.

"If you want to save the humanity, you must tell the states who provide shelter and funding to the terrorists to dismantle the infrastructure of terrorist camps and stop providing funding and shelter to the terror organisations based in that country," External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said addressing the inaugural session of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) here.

"Terrorism is destroying lives, destabilizing regions and putting the world at great peril.....Our Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has often said it is a struggle between the values of humanism and the forces of inhumanity," she said.

An embarrassed Pakistan, a key founding member of the OIC, decided to stay away from this year's meet as it stands exposed and sidelined at a forum of Islamic countries and where India for the first time has able to make its presence felt.

She, however, said the terror menace cannot be fought only through diplomatic, intelligence and military means. This is a challenge and a task which ought to be fought by states,sages, scholars, spiritual leaders and families.

In Pakistan, a visibly upset Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said in the joint session of parliament, that he had requested them (UAE) to review the decision (on invitation to India). UAE said that 'when we extended the invitation...it would be hard to retract the invitation".UNI