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India to raise violent extremism, terrorism at Commonwealth

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

will raise the issues of violent extremism, promotion of and use of online means of recruitment by extremist groups at a Commonwealth forum next week.

Minister will lead the Indian delegation to the Bahamas for the Commonwealth Ministers Meeting, where he will also talk about programme as a means for inclusiveness.

At the October 16 to 19 meet, Prasad will tell the forum how has been using the Jandhan account, mobile and card to provide direct subsidy to the needy while wiping out the middlemen.

"We will also talk about counter-measures in the Commonwealth. Since more and more extremist groups are using online means to recruit people, we will also flag the issue of insulating the ICT (information and communications technology) means," he told reporters here.

He said he will raise the issue of climate change and elimination of child marriage during the meet.

Held tri-ennially, the meeting provides delegates with an opportunity to share best practices and improve collaboration among countrieswho share a common legal tradition.

According to the Commonwealth website, the theme of this year's meeting - 'Strengthening the rule of through technology' - reflects how new technologies have shaped all facets of the world, including law and access to justice.

"Delegates will discuss responses to new threats such as cybercrime, but also the new opportunities to increase the efficiency of justice systems that technology creates," it said.

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First Published: Fri, October 13 2017. 18:07 IST