India’s address against terrorism in the United Nations
Recently, India addressed at the United Nations that terrorism should not be classified.
- During the 7th review of the Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy, India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations underscored the fact that ‘the threat of terrorism is serious and universal, and should be addressed by the United Nations without exception’. It can be defeated only by the collective efforts of all the member countries.
- New categories such as racially and ethnically motivated violent extremism, violent nationalism, right-wing extremism, etc. are forms of terrorism. The continued lack of a universally agreed definition of terrorism is detrimental to the collective goal of ending it.
- In the year 1996, India proposed to adopt the ‘Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism: CCIT’ in the United Nations General Assembly to provide a comprehensive legal framework to counter terrorism (It has not been adopted yet).
- The United Nations-Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy (UN-GCTS), adopted in 2006, is a uniquely global tool for promoting national, regional and international efforts to combat terrorism.
India’s other efforts at international level to stop terrorism
- India’s resolution ‘Measures to prevent terrorists from acquiring weapons of mass destruction’ was adopted unanimously in the United Nations General Assembly without a vote.
- In May 2021, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution 1373, India presented an eight-point action plan to combat terrorism.
Source – The Hindu