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India Proposed to Establish SAARC Centre for Good Governance
Sep 23, 2014

The Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh participated in the sixth meeting of SAARC Ministers of Interior/Home held at Kathmandu. All the other SAARC Ministers of Interior /Home of the member countries viz. Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka also participated in the Meeting. 

In the meeting India underlined that terrorism is a major issue of concern for the region. This is driven by internal, regional as well as international factors. Further, groups with radical and extremist ideologies pose threats across national boundaries in the volatile security environment. It was also mentioned that India is carefully assessing the impact of the withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan on the entire South Asian region. India expressed concern about the new threats of extremism, terrorism, violence emerging in this region. 

India stated that the menace of terrorism, drug abuse, drug trafficking etc. can be best fought if we share our experiences at the operational level. India proposed to establish a SAARC Centre for Good Governance where officers from all member countries can come together to exchange their experiences on good governance.

In the meeting India said groups with radical and extremist ideologies do pose threats across national boundaries, in this volatile security environment. These groups even have no compunction in issuing threats publicly against neighbouring and regional countries. Linked to this issue, is the increasing circulation of counterfeit currency in our neighbourhood. We do need to consider how this issue, which involves not just terrorist activities, but  also  economic  destabilization,  can  be addressed  by all of us collectively. Moreover, it is imperative that all South Asian State should introduce legislation that enables stringent punishment of individuals, organizations and publications that advocate and incite terrorism and violence, across national boundaries.


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