Development is only possible when Muslim youth will hold Quran in one hand and computer in other: Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday claimed that the fight against terrorism and radicalisation was not against any religion, but against a mindset that misguides the youth. He told this while addressing an event on ‘Islamic Heritage: Promoting Understanding & Moderation’ organised by India Islamic Cultural Centre. Jordan’s King Abdullah II also graced the occasion.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressed on the strength of plural heritage and diversity of Indian society against extremism and urged Muslim youth to associate themselves with the humanitarian aspects of Islam and while using modern technology. He observed that overall development would be possible only when Muslim youth will hold a Quran in one hand a computer in the other.

Addressing on the occasion King Abdullah II said an attack in the name of religion is an attack on religion. He said that those spreading hate in the name of religion must be identified and rejected. He also suggested denying the internet and other platforms to those spreading hate.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded King Abdullah II for his efforts to curb radical terrorism.

A number of diplomats, representatives from a wide range of Islamic institutions, academicians and think-tanks attended the event at Vigyan Bhavan.