EAM S Jaishankar said on terrorism in UNSC, ‘We should never compromise with this evil’
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar
- External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said India has been deeply affected by the challenges and damages associated with terrorism.
- India believes that terrorism should not be associated with any religion, nationality, civilization or ethnic group.
- Terrorism in all its forms, manifestations must be condemned, it cannot be justified in any way.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar briefed on the threats to international peace and security due to terrorism at the UNSC on Thursday (August 19). He said that the day after the world would observe the fourth International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism. Next month will mark 20 years of the 9/11 tragedy. India had 2008 Mumbai attack, 2016 Pathankot airbase attack, 2019 Pulwama suicide attacks on our jawans. The world should never compromise with this evil.
Jaishankar said that India has been deeply affected by the challenges and losses associated with terrorism. India believes that terrorism should not be associated with any religion, nationality, civilization or ethnic group. Terrorism in all its forms, manifestations must be condemned, it cannot be justified in any way.
Jaishankar said that there are some countries which weaken our collective resolve to fight terrorism, this cannot be allowed. ISIS’ financial resource mobilization has become stronger, with killings now being rewarded in bitcoin as well. Involvement of vulnerable youth in radical activities through systematic online campaigns remains a matter of serious concern.
Speaking at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on the situation in war-torn Afghanistan, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar said that India has historical ties with Afghans and these will continue to influence their views and outlook. He said that at present all the attention is focused on the safe return of Indians present in Afghanistan.
He said that we have historical ties with Afghans and I think those ties will continue to influence our thoughts and perspectives. Responding to another question, the External Affairs Minister said that we are working closely with international allies, especially the US, in this regard as it currently controls the airport (Kabul). He emphasized that the repatriation of Indians from Afghanistan is a top priority.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar at the UNSC said the increased activities of the banned Haqqani network justify this growing concern. Be it Afghanistan or India, Lashkar and Jaish-e-Mohammed continue to work.
In our own neighborhood, ISIL-Khorasan (ISIL-K) has become more powerful and is constantly trying to expand. The events in Afghanistan have naturally raised global concerns about their implications for both regional and international security.
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