Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the fight against terrorism and radicalisation was not against any religion, but against a mindset that misguides the young.
Every religion promotes human values, the prime minister said in his address at a conference on 'Islamic Heritage: Promoting Understanding & Moderation', where Jordan's King Abdullah II was also present.
India, the prime minister added, had been a "cradle of all major religions in the world".
PM Modi said India's youth should associate themselves with the humanitarian aspects of Islam and be able to use modern technology at the same time.
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Indian democracy is a celebration of age-old pluralism, Modi said. According to him, all faiths promote human values. "... therefore, our youth should associate themselves with the humanitarian aspects of Islam and should also able to use modern technology", he said.
Sharing his views on religion, Abdullah II said faith should hold humanity together. Faith allows us to prosper and thrive, he said while emphasising that people should reject voices which spread hatred. "Our strongest defence against turmoil is inclusion," he said.
Jordan's King Abdullah II is on a three-day India visit and is expected to hold bilateral talks with PM Modi later in the day.
The topics of the conference- Islamic Heritage: Promoting Understanding & Moderation - was elected by the King himself. Apart from PM Modi, several senior dignitaries and representatives from leading Islamic institutions from across the country were present at the event.
The sources told PTI that both sides are expected to ink a number of agreements to expand cooperation in several key sectors including health care, IT and will look to firm a framework pact for defence and security cooperation. In their talks, Modi and the king are also likely to explore ways of deepening trade ties. Twenty textile industries from India have invested around USD 300 million in Jordan.
(With inputs from PTI)
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