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UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy review
India talks tough, wants zero tolerance to terror

United Nations, May 24
India has said it will not support any resolution adopted after an ongoing review of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy that dilutes efforts to combat the menace of terrorism, for which there should be zero tolerance.

Participating in informal consultations on the outcome of the 4th biennial review of the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy, India strongly condemned the “cowardly terrorist attack” on its consulate in Herat province, saying the attack once again underscores that the main objective of terrorism in Afghanistan is to “prevent its reconstruction and development.” The attack was “valiantly repelled” by the “brave security forces of Afghanistan”.

India also condemned the May 22 terrorist attack in Urumqi in China when attackers threw explosive devices into a market in the capital of the northwestern region of Xinjiang province, killing nearly 40 people and wounding 90 others.

“These two terrorist attacks illustrate the need for us to emphasize in the General Assembly resolution that no cause or grievance can justify terrorism, which has to be countered, prosecuted and penalized,” the Indian delegation said during the intervention made at the informal consultations.

The concluding session of the fourth review of the strategy will be held on June 12-13 here at the end of which the UNGA will adopt a resolution.

India stressed it “would not support any formulation of the resolution which would in any way dilute our efforts to combat terrorism. This would be our strong contribution from the international community to the people and countries which are victims of the terrorist acts.” — PTI

UNSC condemns attack on Indian Consulate

United Nations: The UN Security Council has unanimously condemned in the strongest terms the attack on the Indian Consulate in Afghanistan's Herat province, underlining the need to bring perpetrators and sponsors of the "reprehensible" acts to justice. "The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the attack on May 23 on the Indian consulate in Herat province, Afghanistan," a press statement issued by the powerful 15-nation Council said on Friday. — PTI





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