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Smash terror hideouts: Kalam

Smash terror hideouts: Kalam

Author: PTI
Publication: DNA (Daily News & Analysis)
Date: January 3, 2009
URL: http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?Newsid=1218492

Former president APJ Abdul Kalam, on Saturday, advocated a three-pronged strategy to combat terror which included raiding and smashing militant hideouts both inside and outside the country.

Firstly, a vigorous national campaign, involving every citizen, should be launched to tackle the terror menace, he said interacting with students in Hamirpur.

Secondly, Kalam advocated carrying out raids to destroy terror hideouts both inside and outside the country.

"Terror can be be eliminated by raiding and smashing militant hideouts both inside and outside the country," he said.

Lastly, there was need for speedy trial of cases relating to terrorism to punish perpetrators of such crimes, he said.

The "Missile Man" voiced concern over rising incidents of terror in the country which, he said, were posing a "big threat" to the country.

The former president was answering questions, ranging from the terror scourge to his personal life, fielded by students representing several schools in Hamirpur.

Later, addressing annual convocation of the National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur, Kalam emhasised the need to make NITs a partner in development of the country.

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