External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said, fifty radicalised Indian youth have crossed over to the other side but the Indian ethos and culture have ensured that the menace has not taken dangerous proportions in the country.
Replying to supplementaries in the Lok Sabha, Mrs Swaraj said, the issue of radicalisation is not limited to Jammu and Kashmir but other states as well, and the entire world too.
The Minister said, secularism, the watchful eyes of parents and the belief that violence is not good, have helped the country. She also informed the House that India is set to host a conference of ASEAN nations on de-radicalisation but the venue has not yet been finalised. Besides de-radicalisation, cross-border terrorism would be the other topics of the conference.