India seeks resolute action against terrorism

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New York, Sept 6 : Indian Ambassador to the United Nations Nirupam Sen has said a determined action is needed to root out terrorist networks and deter regimes from encouraging and harbouring armed extremists.

Speaking at the UN General Assembly on Friday, Sen termed terrorism as a "pervasive and insidious" threat to global security and core values of the UN.

The Ambassador urged the world to act as one in denying terrorists, their ideologues and financiers access to arms, funds and means of transportation of their deadly goods and safe havens.

Regarding the measures taken by New Delhi, Sen said India has adhered to existing regulatory framework governing controls over weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery. "It has strengthened these obligations by enacting Weapons of Mass Destruction and their Delivery System (Prohibition of Unlawful Activities) Act 2005, an "overarching and integrated legislation prohibiting unlawful activities relating to weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems," he said.

During his address, Sen recommended to member countries for early adoption of the Comprehensive Convention Against International Terrorism (CCIT) to reinvigorate multi-lateral and collective dimensions of counter-terrorism efforts.

Failure of member states to reach an agreement on the definition of the terrorism is holding up the Convention. Some had sought to exclude liberation movements from the definition.

Sen reiterated India's position that terrorism, in all its forms and manifestations, irrespective of its motivation, is a "criminal and unjustifiable" act and "no cause, no matter how just, can excuse terrorism."

ANI

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