London: Amid global concerns over radicalisation of youths, Britain will hold a major international conference on the issue to be chaired by Indian-origin lawmaker Keith Vaz next week.
The influential Home Affairs Select Committee headed by Vaz will organise the conference at De Montfort University in Leicester.

Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dipu Moni, The Reverend Jesse Jackson, the civil rights leader, and James Brokenshire, the Minister for Security, will give keynote speeches on the roots of violent radicalisation.

The conference, which is part of the Committee's current inquiry into the roots of radicalisation, will be attended by over 250 people and organisations with an interest in the subject.
"Eliminating violent radicalisation is a key priority for this Government and Parliament. I am delighted to be bringing the Home Affairs Committee to Leicester for this conference and to be hearing from so many prestigious speakers on this important subject," said Vaz, the Member of Parliament for Leicester East.

"The Government has cited universities and prisons as the location where radicalisation takes place. It is therefore appropriate that we are holding such a key event at De Montfort University," he added.

(Agencies)