PM Narendra Modi in a series of tweets condemned the Kabul shrine attack where several Shi’ites were killed. He condoled the death of people who died in the terrorist attack. He also showed support for Afghanistan and said that India stands with Afghanistan against terrorism. In his tweet, he says, “We strongly condemn the heinous terrorist attack today on a Shia shrine in Kabul & condole loss of innocent lives.” In another tweet, he said that to maintain regional peace and security, it is important that the support system of the terrorists is cut. The Kabul attack Monday, claimed 30 lives and injured dozens. Islamic state claimed responsibility for the suicide attack. There have been three major attacks on Afghanistan’s minority community Shi’ites in Kabul since July.
For regional peace and security, all sanctuaries, safe havens and support to such terrorists must end.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 21, 2016
PM Modi has been raising the issue of terrorism throughout the year. Earlier in the year, talking about terrorism at BRICS, he had said that terrorism poses threat to all societies alike. PM Modi had also raised this issue with Chinese President Xi Jinping and UK counterpart, Theresa May. Post BRICS, MEA Spokesperson, Vikas Swarup said that India and China are both victims of terrorism and that differences on this issue cannot be afforded.
PM Modi to his UK counterpart said that terrorism is not a “limited security challenge” but its threat spread its wings across the nations and regions. He had also urged May to take strict action against states which provide aid to terrorists and fund terrorism.