Modi appeals Prime Minister to call chief ministers meet

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Gandhinagar, Nov 27 (UNI) Condemning the terror attacks in Mumbai, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today appealed to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to convene an emergency meeting of all chief ministers to devise a comprehensive strategy for annihilating terrorism.

In a letter, Mr Modi has made an appeal to convene an urgent meet of all the chief ministers to tackle the crisis and threat posed by the terrorism and to discuss the strategy for ensuring internal security of the country.

In a bid to draw the Prime Minister's attention towards damage to the country's internal security, he said the political will and national resolve was inevitable. Central agencies and all the States must sit together for chalking out a strategy to ensure the internal security of the country, and to define the agenda to achieve the goal.

The Chief Minister made a fervent appeal to the Prime Minister to also call an urgent meet of the officials of the Indian Navy and Coast Guard, particularly of the western coastal States that share borders with Pakistan, to draft a special strategy for the internal security of these states.

For last night's attacks in Mumbai, the terrorists for the first time explored the sea route. They are targeting the economic strength and economic hubs of the nations, considering the seriousness and graveness of the crisis, a battle strategy needs to be chalked out to combat the proxy war, Mr Modi observed.

He said ''last night's terror attack in Mumbai was an affront on our faith and humanitarian strengths. All the democratic States incluing America, has considered the terrorism as a universal crisis.'' In such a situation, he said stringent laws, skills training to the policemen and armed forces, upgradation of technologies, cultivation of right mindset of common people and media, adoption of right policy and best practices is the need of the hour, he added.

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