Narendra Modi Addresses World Sufi Forum

Narendra Modi at the World Sufi Forum, in New Delhi on March 17, 2016
Narendra Modi at the World Sufi Forum, in New Delhi on March 17, 2016

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, addressed the World Sufi Forum in New Delhi on Thursday.

The Forum has been convened by the All India Ulama and Mashaikh Board, to discuss the role of Sufism in countering rising global terror.

The Forum, will debate long-term alternatives to counter rising issues of radicalization and use of terror in the name of religion.

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It is expected to emphasize and reassert India’s position as one of the global centres for moderate ideology in Islam.

The four-day event, beginning Thursday is likely to be attended by over 200 delegates, including foreign delegates from 20 countries.

Spiritual leaders, scholars, academicians and theologists from Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, UK, USA, Canada and Pakistan, among other countries, are expected to be present.

Photo courtesy: Press Information Bureau

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