July 16, 2022
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BRICS members should support each other in designating terrorists: Modi

By on June 25, 2022 0


Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the virtual BRICS summit that member countries should understand each other’s security concerns and support each other in designating terrorists and that this sensitive issue should not be “politicized”, according to the Department of External Affairs (AME).

The comments came days after China blocked a joint proposal by India and the United States to designate Pakistan-based terrorist Abdul Rehman Makki as an international terrorist under the UN sanctions committee.

In a statement, the MEA provided details of the Prime Minister’s suggestions and comments during the two-day BRICS (Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa) summit which concluded on Friday.

“The Prime Minister also noted that as a member of BRICS, we should understand each other’s security concerns and provide mutual support in designating terrorists; this sensitive issue should not be politicized,” said the MEA.

After China blocked the proposal to nominate Makki, Indian government sources said the move went against its claim to fight terrorism and signaled its “double standard”.

Makki has been involved in fundraising, recruiting and radicalizing young people to resort to violence and plan attacks in India, particularly Jammu and Kashmir, they said.

During the BRICS summit, the Prime Minister also highlighted India’s development partnership with Africa, Central Asia, South East Asia and from the Pacific to the Caribbean, the MEA said.

The BRICS bring together five of the largest developing countries in the world, representing 41% of the world’s population, 24% of world GDP and 16% of world trade.

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