New Delhi: India has urged the worldwide group to redress deficiencies on the world degree to make sure that perpetrators of the Mumbai and Pathankot terror assaults are dropped at justice.
Secretary (East), Ministry of Exterior Affairs, Vijay Thakur Singh made the remarks on the second ministerial assembly of the ‘Group of Friends of Victims of Terrorism’ (GFVT) on Monday, organized by the UN Workplace of Counter Terrorism (UNOCT) and co-chaired by the International Ministers of Afghanistan and Spain.
The Indian delegation led by Singh attended the assembly, which was held just about.
Singh emphasised upon the significance of the best of the victims of terrorism to get justice for the crimes dedicated in opposition to them.
The Secretary highlighted that the victims of 2008 Mumbai terror assault and the 2016 Pathankot terror assault are but to get justice attributable to unwillingness and non-cooperative angle of Pakistan.
“We must work towards redressing deficiencies in the international efforts to ensure that perpetrators of terrorism are bought to justice,” she mentioned.
Acts of terrorism, she mentioned, not solely violate the rights of particular person victims however additionally they deeply have an effect on the enjoyment of a spread of rights by the households of the victims and society as an entire.
“Women and children are particularly vulnerable to human rights abuses by terrorists. Measures aimed at addressing the needs of the victims of terrorism, therefore, should factor in the sensitivities of these vulnerable sections of the society,” Singh pointed.
The Secretary urged the world group to make efforts to work with the victims to construct a counter narrative in opposition to the hateful propaganda of terrorism.
She underscored that even amidst the continuing pandemic, terrorism continues to pose a essential menace to worldwide peace and safety.
Terrorists have stepped up the usage of ICT for propaganda and for issuing threats additional exacerbating the stress on victims of terror, she mentioned.
The Indian consultant appreciated the UN for establishing August 21 because the ‘International Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism’, and organising of Enhancement of Worldwide Cooperation to Help Victims of Terrorism.
As envisioned in World Counter Terrorism Technique and its overview resolutions, the UNOCT ought to proceed to steer capability constructing and technical help initiatives, for selling, supporting and tackle the rights and wishes of victims of terrorism for requesting states, she urged.
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