Counter-ter­ror on C’wealth meet agenda

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - TIMES NATION -

New Delhi: Law min­is­ter Ravi Shankar Prasad, who is leav­ing for the Ba­hamas on Satur­day to at­tend the Com­mon­wealth law min­is­ters’ meet­ing, said in­clu­sion of counter-ter­ror­ism on the agenda had reaf­firmed the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity’s sup­port for In­dia’s stand that vi­o­lent ex­trem­ism and rad­i­cal­i­sa­tion needed to be coun­tered.

“We will also talk about counter-ter­ror­ism mea­sures and flag the is­sue of in­su­lat­ing in­for­ma­tion and com­mu­ni­ca­tions tech­nol­ogy means since more and more ex­trem­ist groups are us­ing on­line means to re­cruit peo­ple,” he said on Fri­day. Prasad said the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity was tak­ing note of In­dia’s ad­vo­cacy for proac­tive mea­sures to counter ter­ror­ism.

Other is­sues to be dis­cussed at the meet in­clude cy­ber crime, child mar­riage and cli­mate change, he said. The meet­ing will be held from Oc­to­ber 16-19 in the Ba­hamas.

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