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New Delhi, Mar 01: Every religion promotes human values, the prime minister said in his address at a conference on ‘Islamic Heritage: Promoting Understanding & Moderation’, where Jordan’s King Abdullah II was also present.
India, the prime minister added, had been a “cradle of all major religions in the world”.
Indian democracy is a celebration of age old pluralism, PM Modi said.
According to him, all faiths promote human values. “… therefore, our youth should associate themselves with the humanitarian aspects of Islam and should also able to use modern technology”, he said.
Sharing his views on religion, King Abdullah II said faith should hold humanity together.
Faith allows us to prosper and thrive, he said while emphasising that people should reject voices which spread hatred.
Meanwhile, Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday welcomed the assertion of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Jordan’s King Abdullah-II that “fight against terror is not fight against Islam.”
In a statement here BJP spokesman Khalid Jehangir said, “Prime Minister Modi has made it clear that fight against terrorism is not fight against Islam or any other religion, but against those who misguide the innocent youth.” (KNB)