PM proposes convention on international terrorism
Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on Wednesday proposed a comprehensive convention on international terrorism at the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) while addressing the summit being attended by leaders from 118 countries at Sharm-el-Sheikh in Egypt.
Dr Singh stressed that terrorists and those who abet them must be brought to justice. as in recent years terrorist groups had become more sophisticated, more organised and more daring.
The PM sought that the infrastructure of terrorism must be dismantled and there should be no safe havens for terrorists because they do not represent any cause, group or religion. He wanted the NAM leaders to agree on a comprehensive convention on international terrorism.
The convention will bind countries to an internationally accepted definition of terrorism and abide by a code of conduct in dealing with the issue of trans-border terrorism.