At ‘No Money for Terror’ Conference in Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that “the intensity of the reaction to different attacks cannot vary based on where it happens. All terrorist attacks deserve equal outrage and action,” news agency ANI reported.
Speaking at the conference, PM Modi said: “Well known that terrorist orgs get money through several sources-one is state support. Certain countries support terrorism as part of their foreign policy. They offer political, ideological & financial support to them.”
PM Modi also stated that “anyone who supports radicalisation should have no place in any country.”
While speaking about how to break the networks of terrorist organisations, PM Modi said: “Uprooting terrorism needs a larger, proactive, systemic response, If we want our citizens to be safe, we cannot wait until terror comes to our homes. We must pursue terrorists, break their support networks and hit their finances.”
“In today’s world, ideally, there should be no need for anyone to remind the world of the dangers of terrorism. However, there are still certain mistaken notions about terrorism in some circles,” he said.
Highlighting the significance of the conference, PM Modi said: “Significant that this conference is happening in India. Our country faced horrors of terror long before world took serious note of it.Over the decades terrorism in different forms tried to hurt India but we’ve fought terrorism bravely.”
Speaking at ‘No Money for Terror’ Conference, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said: “Terrorists are spreading violence, radicalising youth & finding new ways to financial sources. To conceal their identity & spread radical material, terrorists are using dark net. Use of virtual assets like cryptocurrency also rising.”
Highlighting PM Modi’s zero-tolerance policy, NIA DG Dinkar Gupta said: “PM Modi’s zero-tolerance policy to terrorism & whole of govt approach along with the strong and resolute leadership provided under him has brought significant change in the security scenario of the country.”
The two-day conference, which is scheduled to be held on November 18 and 19, will provide a distinctive forum for participating states and organisations to discuss the efficacy of the present global counterterrorism financing framework and the actions necessary to confront new threats.
Around 450 participants from all across the world, including ministers, the leaders of international organisations, and delegation heads from the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), will participate.
On Saturday, the conference’s closing session will be attended by Home Minister Amit Shah.
“During the Conference, deliberations will be held in four sessions which will focus on ‘Global Trends in Terrorism and Terrorist Financing’, ‘Use of Formal and Informal Channels of Funds for Terrorism’, ‘Emerging Technologies and Terrorist Financing’ and ‘International Co-operation to Address Challenges in Combating Terrorist Financing’,” reads the official press statement.
“The conference will build on gains and learnings of the previous two conferences (held in Paris in April 2018 and in Melbourne in November 2019) and will work towards enhancing global cooperation to deny finances to terrorists and access to permissive jurisdictions to operate,” the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) had said.