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Victims Of Dastardly 26/11, Pathankot Terror Attacks Yet To Get Justice: India

New Delhi's representative here informed the United Nations security council that India has always been the target of cross-border violence, with victims of the 2008 Bombay terrorist incident and the 2016 Pathankot terrorist assault, both conducted by terror organisations from Pakistan, still waiting for justice.

Permanent Envoy to the United Nations Ambassador TS Tirumurti restated India's clear opinion that terrorism in one region of the globe is a threat to the globe's security and stability, addressing at a Security Council Briefing on Threats to International Harmony and Stability Created by Acts Of terror on Wednesday.

He stated that as a nation that has long been the target of cross-border violence, notably the2016 Pathankot terrorist attack and the 2008 Mumbai terrorist incident, with sufferers of both of these heinous crimes still waiting for justice, India is painfully conscious of the humanitarian cost of terrorism and is completely committed to delivering the culprits of these terrorist incidents to justice.


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While denouncing terrorist assaults, he stated that their reaction must be cohesive and clear. They should remember that even 20 years after the 11th of September attacks, some officials keep defending Osama Bin Laden as a martyr without guilt.

Tirumurti was referring to Imran Khan, the Pakistani Prime Minister, who had referred to the assassinated Al Qaeda leader as a martyr.

The 26th November Mumbai mass killings and the January 2016 airbase assault in Pathankot were both carried out by terrorists from Pakistan-based groups Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and Lashkar-e-Tayyiba.

Tirumurti extended deep sympathies to all the relatives of the martyrs who lost family members in recent terror incidents in Afghanistan, the United Arab Emirates, Congo, Iraq, Uganda and Syria at the session, which began taking Antonio Guterres the Secretary Generals' 14th Report on the Danger Posed by Da'esh/ISIL.

Tirumurti also warned the Council that terrorist activity affects everybody, regardless of where it originates.

Regrettably, it takes generations, and then the 11th of September assaults, for us to break free from a misguided attitude of tackling terrorism based on the motives underlying terrorist activities, he added.

He went on to say that terrorist activities are never justified by religious, racial, ideological, political, philosophical, ethnic, or other comparable grounds, as stated in Security Council Resolution 1566 of 2004.

The resolution additionally emphasises that terrorism jeopardises the fulfilment of fundamental rights and jeopardises all countries' social and economic progress.

As they strive to enhance the counter-terror infrastructure, Tirumurti says it's important that they take this into consideration.

He expressed worries that terrorists' utilisation of ICT, social networks, and innovative technologies like modern electronic methods of payment, cryptocurrencies, encrypted chat services, crowdsourcing platforms, and Unmanned Aerial Systems today present a vibrant danger to which many member states lack appropriate responsiveness.

He stated that they have lately observed terror strikes using drones in our neighbourhood, as well as in Saudi Arabia and UAE, which the Security Council has severely condemned. The United Nations Security Council recently passed Resolution 2617, which recognises the threat presented by Unmanned Aircraft Systems. To combat these challenges, they must collaborate to create acceptable solutions and build global standards.

Two drones dumped explosive devices on the Indian Airbase at Jammu airport in June of last year, wounding two people.

The drone assault was thought to be carried out by Lashkar-e-Taiba. A bomb-laden drone struck an airfield in southern Saudi Arabia in August of last year, hurting eight persons and destroying a passenger jet.