Some Countries Shielding Terrorists, Providing Them Shelter: Shah At Anti-Terror Conference

At ‘No Money for Terror’ Conference in Delhi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday said that some countries are trying to weaken resolution to combat terrorism by sheilding terrorists, news agency ANI reported. 

Speaking about countries protecting terrorist, Amit Shah said: “Quite often we have seen that some countries shield terrorists and provide them shelter. Harbouring a terrorist is equal to promoting terrorism. It is our collective responsibility to see that such elements and such countries don’t succeed in their intentions.”

“Terrorist are spreading violence, radicalising youth & finding new ways to financial sources. To conceal their identity & spread radical material, terrorists are using dark net. Use of virtual assets like cryptocurrency also rising,” Shah added. 

While addressing the third ‘No Money for Terror Ministerial Conference on Counter-Terrorism Financing’ hosted by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Amit Shah said: “We’ll have to analyse & understand the pattern of such activities taking place on the dark net & find solutions to them. Unfortunately, there are some countries that want to weaken or destroy our collective resolution of combating terrorism.”

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Highlighting the importance of combating “terror funding”, Union Home Minister stated: “After Aug 2021, there have been vast changes in the situation in South Asian region. Change in power, and rise in influence of ISIS and Al Qaeda have emerged as a major challenge to regional security. The new equations have made the issue of terror financing even more serious.”

Speaking about PM Modi’s zero-tolerance policy, NIA DG Dinkar Gupta said: “PM Modi’s zero-tolerance policy to terrorism & whole of govt approach along with the strong and resolute leadership provided under him has brought significant change in the security scenario of the country.”

The two-day conference, which is scheduled to be held on November 18 and 19, will provide a distinctive forum for participating states and organisations to discuss the efficacy of the present global counterterrorism financing framework and the actions necessary to confront new threats.

Around 450 participants from all across the world, including ministers, the leaders of international organisations, and delegation heads from the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), will participate.

On Saturday, the conference’s closing session will be attended by Home Minister Amit Shah.

“During the Conference, deliberations will be held in four sessions which will focus on ‘Global Trends in Terrorism and Terrorist Financing’, ‘Use of Formal and Informal Channels of Funds for Terrorism’, ‘Emerging Technologies and Terrorist Financing’ and ‘International Co-operation to Address Challenges in Combating Terrorist Financing’,” reads the official press statement. 


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