KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 22 - Voicing concern over a spate of recent terror attacks in several countries, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said terrorism is no longer a �peripheral problem� for the region as its long shadow stretches across the world and called for new strategies to combat the menace.
�We often thought of terrorism as a peripheral problem for this region. The barbaric terrorist strikes in Paris, Ankara, Beirut, Mali and on the Russian aircraft is a stark reminder that its shadow stretches across our societies and our world, both in recruitment and choice of targets,� Modi said in his remarks at the East Asia Summit here.
He called for a new global resolve and new strategies to combat terrorism, without balancing it against political considerations and said no country should use or support terrorism.
�There is no distinction between groups. There are no sanctuaries. There are no funds. There is no access to arms. But, we also have to work within our societies and with our youth,� he added.
The Prime Minister welcomed the commitment to delink religion from terrorism and the efforts to promote human values that define every faith. � PTI