In Fighting Terror, Islamic countries are supporting India: Rajnath Singh

HYDERABAD: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh while speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the National Investigation Agency’s (NIA) newly-built office and residential building at Madhapur said that India was getting the cooperation of Islamic countries in its fight against terrorism.

He stated that “All countries are coming on one platform to fight terror. There should be a decisive war against terror.”

As Sushma Swaraj was invited as a “guest of honour” at the inaugural session of the influential grouping of 57 countries on Thursday, Rajnath Singh stated that India is getting the cooperation of Islamic countries to fight against terrorism.

Mr Singh further added that “Some people link terrorism with religion which is not proper.” Every Indian irrespective of caste, community and religion felt the pain following the February 14 Pulwama terror attack that killed over 40 CRPF personnel.

He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had taken a tough stand to eliminate terrorism from the country.

The NIA in Hyderabad had been operating from a temporary office at Begumpet. The newly-built office is built at a cost of Rs 37 crores, the facility at Madhapur is spread over 12,572 sq metres and consists of both administrative and residential flats for its staffers.

NIA DG Yogesh Chander Modi and other officers were present.