New Delhi/Sierra Leone (NVI): Seeking to blunt Pakistan’s propaganda on Kashmir, India on October 13 used a bilateral stage in Sierra Leone to appeal to the world community to isolate nations which aid and abet terrorism, and stressed that reorganisation of Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir “will curb cross-border terrorism and promote inclusive growth,”.
“Terrorism is one of the major challenges confronting the world today and nations which aid and abet terror should be isolated…All the nations must intensify their collective efforts and strive to eliminate the menace of terrorism. India has borne the brunt of cross border terrorism over decades,” Vice President of India Venkaiah Naidu said in a statement after his delegation-level meeting with President of Republic of Sierra Leone, Julius Maada Bio.
The Vice President also asked the Indian diaspora in Sierra Leone to effectively counter negative propaganda on J&K.
Naidu while thanking President Bio for Sierra Leone’s support to India’s candidatures in various International organisations, also called for reform in UNSC saying, “We agreed that both sides need to continue pushing for these reforms so that one-third of mankind residing in Africa and India occupy their rightful place at the high table in decision making bodies of the United Nations.” (nad)