India said – Terrorism threatens the whole world
Ruchira Kamboj started her address at the UNSC by saying that terrorism threatens the peace and security of not only India, but the whole world. Therefore our response to this global challenge must be integrated, coordinated and most importantly effective. Giving the example of Afghanistan, India said that our immediate neighborhood has also been witness to a flurry of terrorist incidents in the recent past. The recent attacks on a Sikh gurdwara in Kabul on June 18 and another bomb blast near the same gurdwara on July 27 targeting religious places belonging to the minority community are extremely alarming.
India tough on ISIS presence in Afghanistan
India said the Islamic State Khorsan continues to threaten terrorist attacks on other countries from its base in Afghanistan. Relations between Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed, which are listed as international terrorist organizations in the UNSC, are a threat to peace and stability. These terrorist groups are continuously giving provocative statements. India said there is a need to ensure that there is no tacit or direct support for such banned terrorists, institutions or their proxy groups.
India rained on removing many terrorists from the watch list
India expressed surprise that the UNSC report has decided to ignore the activities of several banned groups in the region. These groups in particular are repeatedly targeting India. There is no need to target and filter the inputs from member countries. India said the report also underscores the fact that terrorist groups linked to ISIL and Al Qaeda are gaining strength in Africa. It is the full attention of the international community to ensure that this threat is not viewed in isolation.
India said – terrorists using social media
India said that terrorists and violent extremists are using internet and social media platforms for propaganda. Its increasing use has created challenges. Ruchira Kamboj informed that India will host a special CTC session on 28-29 October in Mumbai and Delhi as the Chairman of CTC. It will discuss the nature of the threat posed by the misuse of Internet, social media and technologies and how to effectively deal with this threat.
India targets China over corn
Targeting China, India said that political will is needed to defeat terrorism. There can be no justification for terrorist acts, let alone glorifying terrorists. India also said that there should not be double standards in dealing with terrorists. We should avoid labeling terrorism on the basis of motivations. India also spoke a lot about the Sanctions Committee. The Indian representative said that for effective functioning of sanctions committees they need to become more transparent, accountable and objective.
Even after having the evidence, China had imposed the veto
India said what is most regrettable is that India’s genuine and evidence-based listing proposals related to some of the world’s most notorious terrorists have been put on hold. Double standards and continued politicization threaten the credibility of the sanctions regime. India said that despite being listed under the UNSC 1267 Sanctions Committee, crime syndicates involved in terrorism were immediately accorded the status of a state guest in our neighboring country.