NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday drew attention of the visiting British parliamentarians to growing radicalization, extremism and terrorism by urging them to raise a collective voice against these global problems. Prime minister’s appealed to British lawamakers came after last month, UK Parliament had discussed a resolution on Kashmir. India has been maintaining that cross-border terrorism, emanating from Pakistan and territories held by it, is blocking any resolution of the Kashmir issue and holding up talks between the two countries.
While hosting an eight-member delegation of British MPs, Prime Minister Modi said that the relations between India and UK have strong bipartisan support in both countries, and called for enhanced interactions between the Parliamentarians of both countries.
Hosting an eight-member delegation of British Parliamentarians here, he described India and UK as natural partners in the global fight against terrorism.
A PMO statement issued after the talk, PM urged the visiting Parliamentarians to "continue to raise their collective voice against terrorism, extremism and radicalization."
The Prime Minister's emphasis on terrorism during his interaction with British MPs assumes significance as the UK Parliament had discussed on January 20 a resolution on Kashmir in the context of "escalation of violence and breaches of international human rights".
While Prime minister fondly recalled his visit to UK in November 2015 during interaction, he also welcomed the celebration of 2017 as the India-UK Year of Culture.