Source: News Bharati English16 Oct 2016 17:28:41

Benaulim (Goa), Oct 16  : Taking a pot-shot on Pakistan on the issue of terrorism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Pakistan as the "mothership" of terrorism where terror modules around the world were connected.

Speaking during the round table Modi asked BRICS leaders to act together against the threat posed by it.

In a  frontal  attack on Pakistan on the issue of state sponsored terrorism  Modi told  five-nation BRICS that, a country in India's neighbourhood shelters not just terrorists but nurtures a mindset that proclaimed that terrorism was justified for political gains.

"In our own region, terrorism poses a grave threat to peace, security and development. Tragically its mothership is a country in India's neighbourhood.

Terror modules around the world are linked to this mothership," he told Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Brazilian President Michel Temer and South African President Jacob Zuma at the BRICS Summit's "restricted" segment.

Blaming Pakistan for nurturing the thought of hatred and terror  Modi further said, "This country shelters not just terrorists. It nurtures a mindset. A mindset that loudly proclaims that terrorism is justified for political gains. It is a mindset that we strongly condemn.

He urged BRICS nations to act tough against terrorist groups and those nation who provides patronage to terrorist activates against neighbouring countries.     

“we as BRICS need to stand and act together. BRICS must speak in one voice against this threat," said Modi.

During his bilaterals with Putin and Xi yesterday, Modi had strongly articulated India's concerns over terrorism emanating from Pakistan.

Prime Minister Modi emphasised that those supporting terrorism have to be "punished, not rewarded."  "The growing arc of terrorism today threatens Middle East, West Asia, Europe and South Asia," he said.

"Its violent footprint puts at risk the security of our citizens and undercuts our efforts aimed at economic growth," he added.

Modi also asked BRICS countries to work together for early adoption of the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT) by the UN to tackle the menace and step up practical cooperation against terrorism.