Friday, September 25, 2020
Home India Without naming Pakistan, India Pitches against State Sponsors of Terrorism in NAM...

Without naming Pakistan, India Pitches against State Sponsors of Terrorism in NAM Summit

NAM comprises 53 countries from Africa, 39 from Asia, 26 from Latin America and the Caribbean and two from Europe

New Delhi, Sept 18, 2016:  Without naming Pakistan, India used the foremost South-South cooperation forum to take action against terrorism and called for support to New Delhi’s initiative of the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism that was tabled at the UN.

“Today, the biggest threat to international peace, and to the sovereignty of states, is the phenomenon of terrorism,” Vice President Hamid Ansari said in his address at the 17th Non-Aligned Summit (NAM) in the Venezuelan island of Margarita on Saturday.

“No cause justifies the indiscriminate killing of innocent civilians as a means to achieve a political goal or change of policies,” he said.

NAM Meeting. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons.
NAM Meeting. Wikimedia

Stating that terrorism is one of the most egregious sources of human right violations today, he said “its use as an instrument of state policy is to be unequivocally condemned”.

“It has become a major impediment to development,” Mr Ansari said.

“It is, therefore, imperative for the Non-Aligned Movement to galvanise the international community to strengthen the international legal framework to address this menace,including by adopting the draft Comprehensive UN Convention on Terrorism, to ensure the closest cooperation amongst the international community to counter the scourge of terror,” he stated.

Follow NewsGram on Twitter

“We must also ensure that all existing structures that are the building blocks of UN’s Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy function in a non-partisan and professional manner.”

The Vice President called for “concrete action in the fight against terrorism” and the need to establish a mechanism within NAM that would ensure “effective cooperation in combating terrorism, that is the main threat to security, sovereignty and development”.

Mr Ansari is leading the Indian delegation to the foremost summit of developing nations being hosted by the South American country.

He called for development cooperation as it was an essential means of promoting and developing international solidarity and putting a human face on the impact of economic globalisation.

“This becomes all the more important in the light of the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Agenda 2030 which, if implemented successfully, will transform the lives of all our citizens,” the Vice President said.

“It would be a reaffirmation of our commitment as a Movement to ensure the dignity and development of all humankind.”

Follow NewsGram on Facebook

NAM comprises 53 countries from Africa, 39 from Asia, 26 from Latin America and the Caribbean and two from Europe.

There are 17 countries and 10 international organisations that are observers at NAM, which came into being 55 years ago when leaders of 25 developing countries met at the 1961 Belgrade Conference.

India, one of the founding members of the Movement, hosted the 7th NAM Summit in 1983 in New Delhi. The last NAM Summit was hosted by Iran in 2012.  (IANS)



Most Popular

People Avoid Masks Due to Breathing Problems: Study

When it came to non-compliance towards covering the face, breathing problems have emerged as a key reason, with 50 percent listing it in a...

Women More Vulnerable to Uncurbed Diabetes

Traditionally, women play the role of caregivers in India when it comes to families and their health. They prioritize the health of their loved...

Australia Rescuing Helpless Beached Whales

Rescuers of Australia are trying to save scores of beached whales on the shore in the state of Tasmania. Earlier this week, a pod...

Hydroponic Farm Method Making its way in India

The rows of lettuce, microgreens, and herbs that Himanshu Aggarwal and his mother grow in an enclosed room in a busy New Delhi market...

Walmart Aims for Zero Global Emissions by 2040 

U.S.-based retail giant Walmart has unveiled new initiatives to reduce its global carbon footprint while preserving the world’s natural land and sea habitats. The company...

NASA Unveils Plan to Land First Woman on the Moon in 2024

The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has unveiled a plan to land the first woman on the moon in 2024. NASA Administrator Jim...

42% of Indian Workers Use Personal Devices to Access Corporate Data

As the lines between work and home life get increasingly blurred, 42 per cent of workers in India are using personal devices to access...

Karan Kundra: Drugs are the Choice of an Individual, Not of an Industry

BY ARUNDHUTI BANERJEE Popular television actors Karan Kundra and Yogita Bihani feel the constant negative narratives that are lately doing the rounds about the entertainment...

Recent Comments