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Pak-based terror groups named in declaratio­n

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For the first time, Pakistanba­sed terror groups such as the-Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and the-Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) were named on Monday for causing violence in the region by the BR I CS Summit that also asserted that those responsibl­e for committing, or ga ni sing or supporting terror acts must be held accountabl­e. In a significan­t diplomatic win for India, Prime Minister Na rend ra Mo di was joined by leaders of other BR I CS nations in strongly denouncing terror activities of such groups, asthey expressed determinat­ion to collective­ly fight the scourge. The-43-page ‘Xiamen Declaratio­n’ stressed on the need for immediate cessation of violence in Afghanista­n.

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