In a swipe at China on Thursday, India told the UN Security Council that countries should not place “blocks” on requests to designate terrorists for no reason, and warned that double standards and discrimination between terrorists would only be made “our own way”. created. danger”.
“The international community collectively believes that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations must be condemned. There can be no exception or justification for an act of terrorism, regardless of the motives behind such acts,” Foreign Minister S Jaishankar told the UN Security Council. Council.
Mr. Jaishankar, President of the UN Security Council, chaired the UN Security Council on the Threats to International Peace and Security Caused by Terrorist Acts, which was held under the Presidency of the Council of India.
In his national capacity, Mr Jaishankar alluded to his remarks to the Council in January this year when he proposed an eight-point plan to collectively eradicate the scourge of terrorism.
“Invoke the political will: Don’t just terrorism, don’t glorify terrorists; No double standards. Terrorists are terrorists; discrimination is made only at your own risk; Don’t put blocks and blocks on list requests for no reason,” he said.
This was in reference to China, a permanent member of the UN Security Council, repeatedly technically gripping bids from India and other countries to appoint the head of Pakistan-based terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed Masood Azhar.
The United Nations labeled Azhar a global terrorist in 2019 after China lifted its grip on a proposal to blacklist him by the Security Council Sanctions Committee, lifting an arms embargo, asset freeze and travel ban against him. , 10 years after India first had him blacklisted at the UN.
Mr Jaishankar also called for the discouragement of “exclusivist thinking” and urged Member States to be wary of new terminologies and false priorities.
He stressed that hiring and delisting should be done objectively and not on the basis of political or religious considerations.
The international community should also recognize the link with organized crime, support and strengthen the FATF, and increase funding for the UN Counter-Terrorism Office.
“I call on this Council to build jointly on these principles. It is therefore also important to end the deadlock that would prevent the adoption of a Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism, which India has long advocated, in the road,” he said.
Claiming that there can be no exception or justification for an act of terrorism, regardless of the motives behind such acts, Mr. Jaishankar said: “We also recognize that the threat of terrorism cannot and should not be associated with any religion, nationality, civilization or ethnic group.
However, despite the progress made in tightening the legal, security, financing and other frameworks to fight terrorism, terrorists are constantly finding newer ways to motivate, fund and carry out acts of terrorism, he noted.
“Unfortunately, there are also some countries that are trying to undermine or undermine our collective determination to fight terrorism. This must not pass,” he said.