In a strong endorsement of India’s position, the five-nation Brics summit has come out with a strong condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and stressed that there can be no justification for any acts of terror based on ideological, political or religious issues.
“We call upon all entities to refrain from financing, encouraging, providing training for or otherwise supporting terrorist activities. We believe that the UN has a central role in coordinating international action against terrorism, which must be conducted in accordance with international law, including the UN charter, and with respect to human rights and fundamental freedoms,” said the 17-page Fortaleza Declaration at the end of the summit late last night.
In his remarks at the private session of the Brics leaders, Modi had also sought collective action of the states in ensuring that no sanctuary is given to terrorists in what was seen as a veiled reference to India’s neighbourhood.
[Source: firstpost.com, Jul 16, 2014]