October 5th, 2011
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UN should adopt anti-terror convention

UNNew Delhi: India put forth the view of adopting a Comprehensive Convention against International Terrorism which would provide a legal base for the fight against the global menace. Addressing the ongoing 66th session of the UN General Assembly, Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman K Rahman Khan termed terrorism as a “scourge of humanity” and a global problem that has spared no country or region in the world be it “New York, London, Abuja or Mumbai.”

“India believes that adoption of the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT) would provide a solid legal basis for the fight against terrorism. In our view the U.N. global counter-terrorism strategy is incomplete in the absence of such a comprehensive convention,” Mr Khan said.

“Terrorism endangers the very foundations of the continued existence of democratic societies,” said Member of Parliament Moinul Hassan Ahamed at a UNGA session on ‘Measures to eliminate international terrorism’. According to him terrorists have become globalized, recruiting in one country, raising funds in another and operating in others. They have developed global logistical supply chains and transnational financial support systems.

Nations are also obliged to ensure that their territories are not used for terrorist establishments, training camps or as launch pads for terror acts against other states, he added.


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