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Cybercrime and its linkages with the terrorist world a major concern: Home Minister Rajnath Singh
Dr. Lalit Kishore | 20 Mar 2015

The cybercrime and its linkages with the terrorist world needed to be explored as a serious security concern with the rising use of technology for destructive purposes, said Home Minister Rajnath Singh in Jaipur while addressing a conference on counter-terrorism.

A three-day International Conference on Counter-Terrorism was unguaranteed by on March 19 by Rajnath Singh in Jaipur to deliberate on the terrorism-related issues such as maritime terrorism; piracy; chemical, biological and nuclear terrorism; illegal migration and border security; cyberspace terrorism; terror trade of weapons, narcotics;  fake currency; social media and terrorism.

The conference is being organized by India Foundation in association with Sardar Patel University of Police, Security and Criminal Justice, Jodhpur. The conference is being marked by international participation from Sri Lanka, USA, Greece, Pakistan and others neighbouring countries.

During his inaugural address, Singh said that Indian Muslims were patriots and could not be influenced. He expressed his happiness over that fact that the influence of Islamic State on the Indian youth was negligible and they had integrated well into the national mainstream.

Calling, Islamic terror a major challenge for India, Singh expressed his concern over source of the terrorist activities being across the borders and inability of Pakistan to understand that there were no good terrorists and bad terrorists.

Singh informed the gathering that the Government of India had constituted an expert committee to look into all possible avenues of cybercrime and its linkages with the terrorist world. The rising use of technology for destructive purposes had raised serious security concerns, he added.

According to the conference organizers, some other important speakers at the three-day conference are going to be the defence minister Manohar Parrikar; National Security Advisor Ajit Doval; former home secretary G K Pillai; former Army chief Gen (retd.) V P Malik; former head of BSF Prakash Singh; and some others depending on their availability.