EDITORIAL OCTOBER 2022 ISSUE
IMPOSE COST ON COUNTRIES AIDING TERROR
India's message to the world on terrorism is crystal clear. Be it any country - Pakistan, China, or Afghanistan. Pakistan-based terror groups have been involved in several terrorist attacks in India. China continues to block India's efforts to designate Pakistan-based militants as terrorists at the United Nations. Afghanistan is in the grip of the government being run by terrorist groups. Money made from drugs and smuggling is being pumped into terrorism in destabilizing governments in other countries in the name of Islamic Jihad.
"All terrorist attacks deserve equal outrage and action. There is no place for an ambiguous approach while dealing with the global threat. It is an attack on humanity, freedom, and civilization. It knows no boundaries. Only a uniform, unified and zero-tolerance approach can defeat terrorism," says Prime Minister Modi.
International organizations must not think that the absence of war means peace. This is a hidden volcano that can erupt in any country at any time. Proxy wars are also dangerous and violent. There must be costs imposed upon countries that support terrorism overtly or covertly.
The sources of terror funding should be treated as a crime and all gangs having deep links with terrorists should be wiped out instantaneously. India will not rest till the terrorism is not uprooted. We should strike at the root of terror financing. Terrorism taking away the livelihood of innocent people. Long term impact of terrorism is particularly hard for the poor and local economy. A larger strategy and concerted effort are required to fight terrorism by all countries.