Sushma Swaraj appeals UNSC to take actions against state-sponsored terrorism


Beijing: Terming the state-sponsored terrorism a global concern, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday appealed United Nations Security Council to take strong measures against it while combating global terrorism. Swaraj was in China to attend Shanghai Cooperation ministerial meeting. She also highlighted the need for the establishment of Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT) for comprehensive, cooperative and sustainable security.

“We strongly believe that our fight against terrorism should not only seek to eliminate terrorists but should also identify and take strong measures against states that encourage, support and finance terrorism and provide sanctuary to terrorists and terror groups,” she said.

Stressing the need to establish CCIT she said that there is an imminent need to build a structure that will combat terrorism which is an enemy of the basic human rights including life, peace and prosperity.
Two decades ago India had proposed for the development of such anti-terror convention at the United Nations.

Swaraj strongly accused the criminal terrorist militias of destroying the “architecture of international stability and build walls of fear in societies that believe in pluralism.”

She further welcomed the clarity depicted by the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation regarding global terrorism.

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