Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh was present to inaugurate the International Counter-Terrorism Conference at Jaipur where he asked Pakistan to rethink its strategy of using terrorism as an instrument of proxy war. Singh believes that if ISI and Pakistan Army withdraws support to certain terror outfits, it will significantly improve the security situation in South Asia, and it will also be in Pakistan’s own national interest.
“It is unfortunate that even after paying such a heavy cost for itself, Pakistan and its associates find it difficult to understand that there are no good terrorists and bad terrorists,” he added. The tendency of such differentiation has failed miserably.
Singh also agreed to the fact that the source of most terrorist activities in India lies across the border and India’ has been a victim of cross-border terrorism for long.
“Terrorist organizations like Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad patronised by those across the border, have inflicted several acts of terror on the Indian soil. There are several instances of such proxies being used in other parts of the world,” he said.
In connection to the metamorphosed identities of terrorism in the present world, Singh expressed concern over the increasing possibility and opportunity to use available technology and cyberspace in a destructive manner.
Accepting the fact that the latest technology is misused by terror groups who are pretty efficient in its usage for a wider audience with similar though process, Singh suggested a separate committee to probe into these matters.
However, Singh welcomed the international support in India’s fight against terrorism which according to Singh knows no boundaries.
The three-day conference will also have discussions on like ‘illegal migration and border security’, ‘cyberspace’, ‘social media and terrorism’, and ‘terror trade: weapons, narcotics and fake currency’ in separate sessions.