AMN/ NEW YORK
India’s Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar has said that terrorism is the greatest challenge faced by the world as of now and it needs to be fought unitedly without a compromise.
Addressing a conference in New York last night, he said, though the world has suffered from isms before, but terrorism is the most dangerous ism of the 21st century. Mr. Akbar was in New York to attend the annual session of UN General Assembly.
He referred to the resolution passed by BRICS leaders in which they came down heavily on terrorism and for the first time named Lashkar-e-Taiba in their joint statement early this month at their summit in China.
The BRICS foreign ministers meeting, which among others was attended by the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj earlier this week in New York also reiterated its support in the fight against terrorism.