We must condemn all who shelter terrorists: Modi

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Nairobi, July 11 (IANS) Without naming Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that all those who shelter terrorists should be condemned.

“We live in a world where preachers of hate and violence are threatening the fabric of our society,” Modi said while addressing the students of the University of Nairobi here.

“As young dynamic citizens of Kenya and as members of the African society, you would need to be watchful of those who spread radical ideologies,” he said.

“And be equally condemning of those who give shelter to terrorists and use them as political instruments.”

Modi said the youth can also play an important role in building a counter-narrative to extremist ideologies.

His comments come in the wake of the recent terror attacks in Bangladesh, including one at a cafe in Dhaka that claimed over 20 lives.

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Kenya too is a frequent target of terrorists, especially from Al Shabab militants from across the border in Somalia.

In 2013, an attack on the Westgate Mall in Nairobi left at least 67 people dead, including Indians.

Prior to his speech, the Prime Minister offered floral tributes at a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the university.

India and Kenya signed seven agreements on Monday following delegation-level talks headed by Modi and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Modi arrived in Kenya on Saturday on the final leg of his four-nation African tour.

He will leave for New Delhi later on Monday.



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