NEW DELHI: Home Minister Amit Shah has said that “cross-border cooperation is very important to fight cross-border terrorism.”
Addressing the concluding session of the 90th General Assembly of Interpol in New Delhi, Shah said without cooperation, terrorism cannot be defeated. The role of Interpol is very important towards this, he added. Shah said he strongly believed that terrorism is the biggest violators of human rights and it is a global challenge. He stressed on reaching consensus on the definition of terrorism and terrorist and if it is not done, then we cannot fight resolutely against terrorism.
The Home Minister said the narrative of good terrorism, bad terrorism, small and big terrorism cannot go together and also called for a global consensus on the challenges of propagating ideology of crossborder terrorism through online radicalisation. He stressed that we all should be committed to a continuous, comprehensive and effective fight against terrorism.
The Home Minister recommended Interpol to set up a permanent realtime information exchange mechanism among the counter-terrorism agencies of all its member countries. Shah said the Government is taking necessary steps to ensure that country’s police force is always ready to face any challenge.