Exclusion of terrorism from NIC agenda is shocking: Modi

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Ahmedabad, Oct 11 (UNI) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has termed the exclusion of terrorism from the agenda of National Integration Council (NIC) meeting, to be held on October 13, as ''shocking''.

In a letter written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Mr Modi said terrorism is a threat to the country and life of innocent people and its removal from the agenda of NIC was ''shocking''.

''It seems that the UPA Government is still not serious about terrorism, even after so many terror strikes in the country,'' he said in the letter.

He said ''I had many times requested the Prime Minister to call a meeting of NIC to draw a national policy on terrorism.'' ''The meeting is being held but the Centre has excluded terrorism from the agenda. Terrorism should have been the main topic for discussion at the NIC, which deals with national integration and security,'' Mr Modi added.

A copy of the letter was also sent to Chief Ministers of all the states.


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