Foreign Policy Watch: Cross-Border Terrorism

PM to address World Sufi Forum

  1. News: Prime Minister Modi addresses the World Sufi Forum in New Delhi
  2. Context: Forum has been convened by the All India Ulama and Mashaikh Board
  3. Objective: To discuss the role of Sufism in countering rising global terror
  4. Forum will debate long-term alternatives to counter rising issues of radicalization and use of terror in the name of religion
  5. Significance: It is expected to emphasize and reassert India’s position as one of the global centres for moderate ideology in Islam
  6. World Focus: The 4-day event is likely to be attended by over 200 delegates, including foreign delegates from 20 countries
  7. Spiritual leaders, scholars, academicians and theologists from Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, UK, USA, Canada and Pakistan, among other countries, are expected to be present
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