Bengaluru, Nov 13: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asserted that the world community must reject any linkage between religion and terrorism while formulating a "genuinely international" partnership in the fight against all forms of terror acts.
In his intervention at the East Asia Summit, the prime minister also said that it should be ensured that cyber and space remain a source of connectivity and prosperity, and not new theatres of conflict.
In other news, violent protests over the disappearance of 43 college students continued in Mexico and protestors are now threatening tourism in the nearby resort city of Acapulco ahead of a major holiday weekend when Mexicans traditionally flock to the beach.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands
Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev at a meeting in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar on Thursday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with other leaders
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with other leaders at a group photo session during the 9th East Asia Summit at Nay Pyi Taw in Myanmar on Thursday.
Argentina's Lionel Messi, left, vies for the ball
Argentina's Lionel Messi, left, vies for the ball with Croatia's Marin Leovac during the international friendly soccer match between Argentina and Croatia at the Boleyn Ground in London, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with President of Philippiness
Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with President of Philippiness, Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III during a meeting at Nay Pyi Taw in Myanmar on Thursday.
Firefighters try to extinguish burning vehicles
Firefighters try to extinguish burning vehicles in front of the state congress building after protesting teachers torched them in the state capital city of Chilpancingo, Mexico, Wednesday Nov. 12, 2014.
Sculptor Philip Jackson poses with the images
Sculptor Philip Jackson poses with the images of Mahatma Gandhi planned for Parliament Square, in House of Lords in London on Wednesday.