India’s envoy to Sri Lanka warns of threat from jihadi ideology

India’s envoy to Sri Lanka Taranjit Singh Sandhu today warned of a threat from the jihadi ideology.

He said that there are forces that are trying to divide communities.

The High Commissioner was speaking at celebrations held in Colombo today to mark the International Day of Yoga.

“If Yoga teaches us to be one, Jihadi terrorism is telling us exactly the opposite, that we are not one. This jihadi ideology is a common threat to all of us.We must cleanse the minds of the people of these divisive ideologies. It is time that we strengthen the forces that unite us. United we stand, divided we fall,” he said.

The High Commissioner also said that India has a special relationship with Sri Lanka and after the dastardly Easter Sunday attacks, it was the Prime Minister of India who was the first foreign leader to visit Sri Lanka, to express solidarity with the people of Sri Lanka.

“It was a reflection of our belief in the resilience of Sri Lanka, that Sri Lanka will rise, and rise again in all its glory,” he said.

The High Commissioner concluded by saying “As a wise man once said inhale the future, exhale the past. Just breathe…Afterall, life is just a breathe”. (Colombo Gazette)

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  1. India is using the fear factor strategy so called ‘jihadi’ to make bow down Sri Lanka and Pakistan. The West has been using the same tactic to undermine the Middle East by backing the ISIS and other outfits. India is following the West. In fact, I would not surprise if the West pushed this particular strategy on India to pursue. Indians have become the ally of the West while Chinese and Russians are walking away from the West. Killing people in your neighborhood to rule over them is a suicidal move. Foolish Indians will be in hot-water before they know it.

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