"No religion preaches terrorism," PM Modi told a gathering of Indian diaspora here, adding that he has spoken to many world leaders and emphasised the need to delink religion from terror.

Referring to a recent Sufi conference in New Delhi where he said liberal Islamic scholars had unanimously denounced terrorism, PM Modi cited, "The more such voices are raised, the more rapidly we can save our youth from radicalisation."

He said hundreds of parents are crying because their children have taken to terrorism. "Terrorism cannot be ended only by using bombs, guns and pistols. We need to create an environment in our society," he said.

His remarks assume significance in the wake of widespread radicalisation of the youth in different countries who end up in war-ravaged Syria and Iraq.

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