At Brics con­clave, call for com­bat­ing ter­ror

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MUM­BAI: In­dia asked BRICS coun­tries to come to­gether to com­bat ter­ror­ism, call­ing it a ma­jor global con­cern. Union ur­ban de­vel­op­ment min­is­ter M Venka­iah Naidu said for eco­nomic pros­per­ity and de­vel­op­ment in this part of the globe, the en­tire world must join hands to fight ter­ror.

Naidu was speak­ing at the in­au­gu­ral func­tion of the three­day BRICS Friend­ship Cities Con­clave 2016, at a Mum­bai ho­tel. The min­is­ter said western coun­tries too have re­alised the threat of ter­ror and are will­ing to unite to com­bat it. He said the world should come to­gether to crush ter­ror­ism, which has no re­la­tion to any re­li­gion. As BRICS coun­tries

are home to a ma­jor part of the pop­u­la­tion, in the ab­sence of peace, steady growth will not be pos­si­ble, Naidu said.

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CM Deven­dra Fad­navis speaks at the BRICS Friend­ship Cities Con­clave in Mum­bai on Thurs­day.

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