Security experts express concern over rising influence of ISIS

Jaipur, Feb 4: Security experts on Feb 3 while expressing grave concerns on rising influence of ISIS laid emphasis on collective global efforts to fight against the terror.

Speaking at different sessions of the counter terrorism conference- 2016 here, the experts narrated how the terror has affected their countries and region and said there is no good or bad terrorism.


Amrullah Saleh, former head of national Directorate of Security- Afghanistan, presented a comparison of ISIS and Taliban and said that there are many similarities between the two organizations and they must not be seen differently.

"Both ISIS and Taliban have similarities, they have committed act of hate against history by destroying historic monuments. They massacred and exploited people, their concept of governance is similar and both born out of the state collapse," he said.

Saleh said that after the intervention of US post 9/11, the military regime brought prosperity in Afghanistan as compared to the Taliban rule but still the forces have not been able to defeat Taliban. He urged the other countries to cooperate with Afghanistan in stability of the region.

Tao Tao, Deputy Secretary General of Chinese People’s Association for Peace and Disarmament, said that international communities should cooperate and member states should honour and implement the UN resolution against terrorism.

He said the terrorism is not confined to a particular region and has spread its reach across the globe.

"Terrorism is not confined to middle east. It has crossed regions. Their (terror organisations’) connections are trans borders therefore international cooperation and coordination is immensely needed. The situation require more coordinated efforts by the global community," he said.

For China, he said the country has capability to fight against the terror and to safeguard its interest.

"Counter terrorism is high on the security agenda of China. We lay stress on cooperation by neighbouring countries," he said.

"China and India face terrorism. It has become major issue for security and fighting together is one of the important areas between the two countries," he said.

Former Army chief Gen (retd) V P Malik accused Pakistan for terrorism and said that its former President General Parvez Musharraf used to say that "(terror) groups are the first line of defence for Pakistan."


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