No discussion on ISIS, al-Qaeda threat at SAARC

Posted: September 20, 2014 in By Deepak Kharel
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Vijaita Singh

Kathmandu : Terrorism remained high on the agenda of the meeting of Home ministers of SAARC countries in Kathmandu, but there was no discussion on the threat posed by al-Qaeda and Islamic State.

India expressed concern over the planned withdrawal of NATO troops from Afgha-nistan next year and asked the eight-member SAARC group to “carefully assess the impact on the entire region”.


“Though terrorism was discussed, but no particular terrorist organisation was named. Al-Qaeda or ISIS might be a cause of concern for India, but not for other countries,” said a senior SAARC official.

Union Home minister Rajnath Singh, who attended the conference, said, “We all share a common and vital stake in peace, stability and economic development in Afghanistan. We are concer-ned by new threats of extremism, terrorism and violence being held out to South Asian countries like India, Bangl-adesh and Sri Lanka, which cannot but raise concerns.”

Singh asked the SAARC member countries to chalk out strategies to deal with terrorism which involved not only violent activities, but also economic destabilisation. India also suggested setting up a “school of good governance” to promote and share good governance practices in the member countries, while Bangladesh offered to establish a cyber crime monitoring desk in the region.

courtesy : The Indian Express

आतंकबाद बिरुद्ध प्रतिवद्धता तर भएन आतंकबादी संगठनको चर्चा


सार्क राष्ट्रका गृहमन्त्रीले आतंकबाद बिरुद्ध एकजुट भएर सामना गर्ने प्रतिवद्धता जनाएपनि बैठकमा अल कायदा र इस्लामिक स्टेट बिरुद्ध कुनै छलफल भएन । भारतीय गृहमन्त्री राजनाथ सिंहले सार्क राष्ट्र आफगानिस्तानबाट अन्तराष्ट्रिय फौज फिर्ता गर्ने र अर्को बर्ष सम्ममा त्यहाँको अवस्था हर्ने अजेण्डा बैठकमा प्रस्तुत गरे । पछिल्लोृ समय सिरिया, इजिप्ट, प्यालेस्टाइन, इराक र अफगानिस्तानमा इस्लामिक राज्यको माग राख्दै आइएसआईएस नामक आतंकबादी संगठन सकृय रहेको छ। यस्तै अल कायदाका प्रमुख जवाहीरीले दक्षिण एशिया लक्षित कारवाही तिब्र बनाउने घोषणा गरेपनि त्यसबारे छलफल नभएकोलाई आश्चर्यका रुपमा लिइएको छ ।


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