Holistic approach required to isolate Pak globally: Congress

| Updated: Oct 17, 2016 19:24 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct. 17(ANI): The Congress Party on Monday appreciated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his veiled attack on Pakistan at the BRICS-BIMSTEC outreach summit, saying a holistic approach is required to isolate Islamabad on the global stage. Congress leader Tom Vadakkan told ANI, 'It's not just sympathy or empathy, we are sufferers of the acts of terrorism in India and globally also we have condemned terrorism. And I think the Opposition is very clear on this issue and we support the Prime Minister in his definition of terrorism." 'This is not a country which is going to end its activity by mere diplomatic action. It has to be a holistic action that you need to drive against Pakistan," he added. In a veiled attack on Pakistan, Prime Minister Modi yesterday said Islamabad embraces and radiates the darkness of terrorism. Addressing the BRICS-BIMSTEC outreach summit in Goa, Prime Minister Modi said that terrorism, radicalization and transnational crimes, pose grave threats to all the countries of the group. "Geographical barriers and borders pose no limitations on those who wish to harm our societies. In South Asia and BIMSTEC, all nation states barring one are motivated to pursue a path of peace, development and economic prosperity for its people. Unfortunately, this country in India's neighborhood embraces and radiates the darkness of terrorism," the Prime Minister said. "Terrorism has become its favourite child and the child in turn has come to define the essential character and nature of its parents. The time for condemning the state sponsored terrorism is long gone," he added. The Prime Minister called on the member states and the world community to stand up and act boldly against terrorism and those who nurture it. "To those who nurture the philosophy of terror and seek to demoralize mankind, we must send a clear message to mend their ways or be isolated in the civilized world," he said. (ANI)