Jaipur: Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasudhara Raje on Tuesday expressed concern on the expanding reach of terrorism and the threat posed by ISIS in particular and said extra vigil was needed to check its spread in the country.
Raje said that the terror organisations have no boundaries and use the name of religion to draw people to its course but it kills people of all faiths.
“ISIS represents some serious terrorist threat. Their sophisticated use of internet and social media means that they have significant reach across the world.
The recent arrests of people of ISIS ideology in parts of the country including Jaipur point towards the spread and reach of this organization,” she said at the Counter Terrorism conference inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee.
“We have to be vigilant for the threat of radicalization. The internet has changed so many aspects of our life for betterment, but it has also worked as advantage to terrorists so we need to be more vigilant,” she said, while expressing concerns on home grown extremism.
“The only way to counter terrorism and extremism is to engage our own communities. We need to make people aware to work together irrespective of class, religion and economic background, she said.
It is also important to educate youth and to help them become employable in order to build the nation, the Chief Minister added. Chief Executive of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu were also present in the conference.