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Absence of democracy breeds extremism: Modi

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Patna, May 14: Bihar's Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi today cited absence of democracy as the prime reason for extremism across the globe.

''Pakistan has become the epicentre of rising terrorism in the region,'' he said while addressing a seminar on 'National Security' organised by National Friends Forum here.

''Democracy offers the opportunity for alround development of every section of the society and the areas devoid of a democratic setup create an atmosphere which is ripe for breeding of terrorism,'' he noted.

On Maoist activities in Nepal, Mr Modi said lack of effective democratic system and direct control of Monarchy over the state administration led to alienation of the masses from the mainstream of society. ''This kind of situation was well exploited by the Maoists to spread their base,'' he added.

''Maoists are trying to create a red corridor from Pashupatinath in Nepal to Tirupati in Hyderabad,'' Mr Modi cautioned.

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