Terror continues to be one of the gravest threats, says Jaishankar

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By: Express News Service | New Delhi |
February 24, 2021 4:37:03 am

S Jaishankar

INDIA ON Tuesday underlined that terrorism continues to be one of the gravest threats to humankind and it can never be justified.

Speaking at the high-level segment of the 46th session of Human Rights Council, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said terrorism is a crime against humanity and violates the most fundamental human right, namely the right to life. “Terrorism continues to be one of the gravest threats to humankind,” he said in a virtual address.

“As a long-standing victim, India has been in the forefront of the global action against terrorism. This is possible only when there is a clear realisation, including in bodies dealing with human rights, that terrorism can never be justified, nor its perpetrators ever equated with its victims,” he said in a veiled reference to Pakistan. He said India presented last month at the UN an eight-point action plan to deal with the scourge of terrorism. “We will continue to work together… to ensure implementation of our action plan,” he said.

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