National Security Adviser Ajit Doval highlights role of Ulema in countering radicalization
National Security Advisor Ajit Doval participated in a conference on 'Role of Ulema in promoting a culture of interfaith peace and social harmony in India and Indonesia', in New Delhi on 29 November.
He said that cross-border terrorism and ISIS-inspired terrorism continues to pose a threat.
He said, India and Indonesia are victims of terrorism and separatism.
He said scholars of Islam and Islamic law have a “vital role” to play in countering radicalisation and extremism by propagating progressive ideas and thought.
Role of Ulema in promoting a culture of interreligious peace and social harmony in India and Indonesia - will help bring scholars together to promote tolerance, harmony and peaceful co-operation and strengthen the fight against violent extremism, terrorism and radicalism.
The ulemas have a “leading role in educating the people on the original tolerant and moderate principles of Islam”.
Both countries need to build a consensus on de-radicalisation, and institutions need to come together to identify and address potential negative impacts.
The Indonesian delegation led by Deputy Prime Minister Mohd Mahfud MD is on a three-day visit to India.
Indonesia is located between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean.
It is the world's largest island country with more than 17,000 islands, it is the fourth most populous country in the world.
Indonesia ranks first, Pakistan second and India third in terms of Muslim population in the world.
The world's most populous island is Java, it is in Indonesia.
Indonesia was one of the founding members of the Non-Aligned Movement along with India.
Currency - Indonesian rupiah
- President - Joko Widodo
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