BENAULIM (GOA), Oct 16 - Dubbing Pakistan as �mothership� of global terrorism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today pressed for �comprehensive� and �collective� action against the menace and its supporters, warning that any selective approach will be �counter-productive�.
At the BRICS Summit here attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping and leaders of other member countries, Modi lambasted Pakistan without naming it, saying it not only shelters terrorists but also �nurtures a mindset� that �loudly proclaims that terrorism is justified for political gains.�
He also appeared to be sending out a message to the Chinese President whose country has blocked designation of Pak-based terror group JeM chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist by the UN as he said that those supporting terrorism have to be �punished, not rewarded.�
The Prime Minister also called for early adoption of the draft Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism, saying doing so will be an expression of �our resolve� to fight the menace. � PTI