India on Thursday said it has been a victim of state-sponsored cross-border terrorism for nearly three decades. India clearly attacked Pakistan saying that India is well aware of the socio-economic and human cost of terrorism. India also expressed the hope that a special meeting of the UN Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee being hosted by it later this month will make a positive contribution towards building a global fabric that is open, diverse and pluralistic societies against terrorists. and responds effectively to new technological tools deployed by its supporters.
India is currently the chair of the Security Council’s Counter-Terrorism Committee for the year 2022, and 15 members of the United Nations, including the US, China and Russia, for a special meeting on counter-terrorism to be held in Mumbai and New Delhi from October 28-29. Will host diplomats of the countries. Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said on Thursday, “This year, as the chairman of the Counter-Terrorism Committee, India will host its (committee’s) special meeting on October 28-29 in Mumbai and New Delhi later this month.” ‘
Addressing the UN Security Council’s discussion under the chairmanship of Gabon, ‘Peace and Security in Africa: Strengthening the Fight Against the Financing of Armed Groups and Terrorists through Illicit Trafficking of Natural Resources’, Muraleedharan urged member states to come forward. Reiterated New Delhi’s invitation to attend the meeting. They expressed the hope that the special meeting would make a positive contribution towards creating a global situation that is fit for purpose and effectively responds to the new technological tools deployed by terrorists and their supporters against open, diverse and pluralistic societies.
“In view of the growing threat posed by the misuse of new and emerging technologies, the UN Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee, with the support of its Executive Directorate (CTED), has convened a special meeting on the subject,” the UN agency said. Muraleedharan said that India has been at the forefront of the global fight against terrorism. “As a country that has itself been a victim of state-sponsored cross-border terrorism for the past three decades, India is fully aware of the socio-economic and human cost of terrorism,” he said.
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