India denounced the Taliban as a "danger to humanity" days after Pakistan struck a deal with Islamic militants allowing Taliban-style sharia law in a region bordering Afghanistan. When asked to comment late Tuesday on Islamabad's pact with pro-Taliban militants in Pakistan's Swat region, Indian Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee insisted the Taliban was nothing short of a "terrorist organisation". "Taliban believes in nothing but destruction and violence. In my assessment, Taliban is a danger to humanity and civilisation," he said. The controversial accord followed talks between ministers in the troubled North West Frontier Province and a local militant leader, Soofi Mohammad, on formalising the implementation of Islamic law. The agreement will cover Pakistan's Malakand area, which includes the Swat valley and is home to around three million of the estimated 20 million people who live in the northwest province.