International Conference passes resolution to condemn terrorism

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New Delhi, Jun 1 (UNI) The participants of the International Conference on Terrorism held here today resolved to condemn all acts of terrorism.

The two-day Conference, organised by the Jama Masjid United Forum, was attended by scholars, social activists, religious heads, politicians and other luminaries from Afghanistan, Indonesia, Pakistan, Maldives, Jordan, Sri Lanka and Uzbekistan.

To meet the threats of terrorism, all religious heads resolved that ''a non-violent approach should be adopted to curb this menace. All means of non-violence shall be exhausted to change the psyche of a terrorist whose prime objective is to instill fear in us and through fear make us conform to his ideas and thought process, however irrational it maybe,'' the conference resolved.

The conference resolved that all acts of racial profiling and abuse of basic human rights, especially against women and children, will be condemned. It also resolved not to equate any acts of terrorist or his identity or profile with that of his community, religion or his origin.

The resolution, presented by the President of JMUF Syed Yahya Bukhari, was signed by Arch Bishop of Delhi Dr Vincent Michael Concessao, Chief Minister of Assam Tarun Gogoi, journalist Madhu Kishwar and social activist Teesta Setalvad.

Among the other participants who equivocally condemned the acts of terrorism are the Dalai Lama, former President and chairman of senate of Afghanistan Prof Sibghatullah Al-Mojaddedi, personal envoy to King Abdullah of Jordan, Mohammed Ali Daher, Dr Youssef Mohammed Sawani from Libya, Mr Rauff Hakeen from Sri lanka and journalists Bishwadeep Moitra, executive editor of Outlook Group, Aziz Burney from Rashtriya Sahara (urdu), and Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Ghulam Nabi Azad, Union Minister Kapil Sibal and Dr Mohammed Haneef, the Indian physician accused and later acquitted of terror charges in Australia and many other eminent personalities.

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