Al-Qaida’s linkages with UNSC proscribed Pakistan-based terror teams like LeT and JeM has continued to strengthen, India’s envoy to the UN has stated, underlining that the latest developments in Afghanistan have solely served to re-energise the terrorist group.
India’s Everlasting Consultant to the UN Ambassador TS Tirumurti advised the Worldwide Counter-Terrorism Convention 2022 organised by the World Counter-Terrorism Council on Tuesday that the Islamic State (ISIS) has modified its modus operandi with its core focus is now on regaining floor in Syria and Iraq, and its regional associates are strengthening their enlargement, particularly in Africa and in Asia.
“Equally, al-Qaida stays a serious risk and up to date developments in Afghanistan have solely served to re-energise them. Al-Qaida’s linkages with Safety Council proscribed terrorist entities like Lashkar e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed has continued to strengthen. Its regional associates in Africa proceed to develop,” he stated.
Mr Tirumurti, who can also be the Chair of the UNSC Counter-terrorism Committee for 2022, stated that within the international counter-terrorism area, the 9/11 terrorist assaults in 2001 had proved to be a “turning level in our strategy in the direction of terrorism.” The September 11 assaults highlighted that the specter of terrorism is grave and common and may solely be defeated by the collective efforts of all UN member states, he stated.
Mr Tirumurti additionally stated that terrorism in a single place can instantly impression peace and safety in one other.
“Consequently, the period of classifying terrorists as “your terrorist” and “my terrorist” was over. Terrorism in all its kinds and manifestations is to be condemned and there can’t be any exception or justification for any act of terrorism, no matter motivations behind such acts, and wherever, at any time when and by whomsoever dedicated,” he stated, including that the menace of terrorism shouldn’t be related to any faith, nationality, civilisation or ethnic group.
Mr Tirumurti underlined that the worldwide battle in opposition to terrorism is as robust because the weakest hyperlink within the international chain of member states, and the Safety Council’s Counter-Terrorism Committee performs a vital position in figuring out such weak hyperlinks and strengthening them, together with by facilitating mandatory capability constructing.
India on Tuesday additionally termed as “harmful” the tendency of a number of UN members, pushed by their political, non secular, and different motivations, to label terrorism into classes akin to racially motivated violent extremism and right-wing extremism, saying this can take the world again to the pre-9/11 period of labelLing them as “your terrorists” and “my terrorists”.
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