India launched a scathing attack on Pakistan at the United Nations, saying the world knows where the perpetrators of the 2008 Mumbai, 2016 Pathankot and 2019 Pulwama terror attacks came from and that it was “regrettable” that the perpetrators of these “dastardly” acts should be arrested. Has the support of the state. and hospitality.
Councilor in India’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations Rajesh Parihar began his remarks at the Anti-Terrorism Committee’s open briefing on Monday by recalling that exactly three years ago on February 14, 2019, 40 brave Indian security personnel were killed. Were. A “dastardly terrorist attack” in Pulwama carried out by Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM).
“The world had seen the horrors of the 2008 Mumbai terror attack, the 2016 Pathankot terror attack and the 2019 Pulwama terror attack. We all know where the conspirators of these attacks came from,” Parihar said in India’s national statement. In the open briefing on the work of the Executive Directorate of the Committee on Counter-Terrorism (CTED) with the Member States of South and South-East Asia.
He said it was “regrettable” that the victims of these dastardly attacks had not yet been brought to justice, and the perpetrators, facilitators and financiers of these attacks made reference to Pakistan, “while still enjoying the state’s support and hospitality.” “Freedom has continued.
“This epicenter of terrorism nurtures terrorist entities with more than 150 UN-designated entities and individuals, and its leaders often refer to terrorists as ‘martyrs’,” he said, calling Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan Calling the slain al-Qaeda leader Osama. Bin Laden as a ‘martyr’.
Parihar stressed that India is “fully committed” to bringing the perpetrators of these terrorist attacks on its soil to justice, while he asserted that it is “high time” that the international community “resolve the terrorist state”. this epicenter” to be effective, credible. Verifiable and irreversible action without delay, against terrorist organizations operating in their territory and under their control.
“We have seen frequent terrorist attacks on ethnic, communal and religious minorities including Christians, Hindus and Sikhs. The growth of extremist ideology in our neighboring state has been fueled by the patronage of radical organisations. The mainstreaming of radicalism and communal ideology by the state has led to this region. It has also provided a fertile environment for the development of terror infrastructure in India,” he said.
Referring to the concern that the terrorist threat posed by state-sponsored terrorism remains high in the South Asia region, he said that many countries in the South Asia region have been victims of state-sponsored terrorism in the last five decades.
UN-designated terrorist groups, such as Lashkar-e-Taiba, Harkat-ul-Mujahideen, and Jaish-e-Mohammed, as well as their aliases and proxies, continue to target civilians, security forces, locations in the region. Worship, easy targeting and critical infrastructure,” he said.
Underlining that India has been on the receiving end of terrorist acts, including cross-border terrorism, for the past several decades, Parihar said the country has also been at the forefront of the collective global fight against terrorism, advocating and practicing “zero tolerance”. Is. Policy towards terrorism.
India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations TS Tirumurti started the briefing with his remarks as the Chairman of the Anti-Terrorism Committee.
Giving remarks in his capacity as the chairman of the Anti-Terrorism Committee, Tirumurti said that links between the Taliban, al-Qaeda and UN Security Council-designated terrorist entities such as Lashkar and JeM are “another source of concern”.
He said there remained “grave concern” that Afghanistan could become a safe haven for al Qaeda and other terrorist groups in the region.
He stressed that the recent 1988 committee report to the Security Council noted that ties between the Taliban, largely through the Haqqani network, and al-Qaeda and foreign terrorist fighters, are close and ideological alignment and Common are based on relationships built through conflict. Intermarriage.
Tirumurti underlined that the Taliban coming to power in Afghanistan also poses a “complex security threat” outside the region, particularly in parts of Africa, where terrorist groups may try to emulate the Taliban’s example.
He said that since their military defeat in the conflict zones of the Middle East, ISIL and al-Qaeda have been trying to gain a foothold in both South and Southeast Asia.
He emphasized that misuse of information and communication technologies (ICT) including new technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, deep fakes and blockchain for terrorist purposes is on the rise.
“The use of drones to launch weapons, drug smuggling and terrorist attacks also remains a matter of serious concern,” he said.
He called on member states to harness the power of new technologies to counter terrorist threats in a responsible and human rights compliant manner.
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