Terrorism still a threat, Ulemas have vital role in deradicalisation: NSA

Emphasising that cross-border and ISIS-inspired terrorism continues to pose a threat, National Security Advisory Ajit Doval said on Tuesday that Ulemas have a “vital role” to play in countering radicalisation and extremism by propagating progressive ideas and thought.

In his opening remarks at a dialogue between the Indonesian and Indian delegation of Ulema and leaders of other faiths, Doval said the cooperation of the civil society is essential in countering the threat from ISIS-inspired individual terror cells and returnees from theatres like Syria and Afghanistan.

“…Both our countries have been victims of terrorism and separatism. While we have overcome the challenges to a considerable extent, the phenomenon of cross-border and ISIS-inspired terrorism continues to pose a threat.”