A two-day international ministerial conference will begin on Friday (November 18) in Delhi to discuss ways to deal with the funding of terrorism. Pakistan has not been invited to the two-day international conference against terror funding starting today. China was invited, but its acceptance is yet to come. Representatives of 72 countries and six organizations are participating in the conference. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate it and Home Minister Amit Shah will address the concluding session on Saturday.
The Union Home Ministry had said last week that the Modi government is pursuing a zero-tolerance policy towards terrorism. It will make the international community aware of India's resolve in its fight against this menace. According to the Ministry of Home Affairs, the purpose of this conference is to take forward the discussion among the international community on the subject of combating the financing of terrorism in the previous two conferences held in Paris (2018) and Melbourne (2019).
NIA DG Dinkar Gupta said, this conference is very important to stop terror funding. Representatives of 72 countries will attend this conference. Apart from this, 15 multinational groups and NGOs will also participate in the conference. DG NIA said, four sessions will be held in this conference regarding terror funding to terrorists. PM Narendra Modi will inaugurate the first session on Friday morning. Union Home Minister Amit Shah will address the concluding session of the conference on Saturday. In the first session, new methods of terror funding will be discussed.
In the second session, formal and informal financial organizations will be at the center of discussion. Minister of State for Finance will also participate in a session. The session on 19 November will consider techniques to counter Terror Funding. In the second session, international cooperation regarding terror funding will be discussed. Methods of social media are also being used for terrorist funding. Organizations promoting terrorist activities try to generate tether funds on social media platforms. Efforts will be made to make a mutual agreement among different countries to stop this.