In a powerful message on terrorism, Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar mentioned on Saturday that no rhetoric, nevertheless sanctimonious, can ever cover-up blood stains and asserted that nations who defend proclaimed terrorists within the United Nations neither advance their very own pursuits nor their fame, a sign to China and Pakistan.
In his handle to the high-level UN Common Meeting session, Mr Jaishankar mentioned those that politicise the UNSC 1267 Sanctions regime, generally even to the extent of defending proclaimed terrorists, accomplish that at their very own peril.
“Having borne the brunt of cross border terrorism for many years, India firmly advocates a ‘zero- tolerance’ strategy. In our view, there isn’t a justification for any act of terrorism, no matter motivation. And no rhetoric, nevertheless sanctimonious, can ever cover-up blood stains,” he mentioned.
“The United Nations responds to terrorism by sanctioning its perpetrators. Those that politicise the UNSC 1267 Sanctions regime, generally even to the extent of defending proclaimed terrorists, accomplish that at their very own peril. Imagine me, they advance neither their very own pursuits nor certainly their fame,” he mentioned.
This was a powerful, although veiled assault in opposition to Pakistan and its all-weather ally China, that has on a number of events blocked bids and proposals by India and its allies to designate Pakistan-based terrorists beneath the 1267 sanctions regime of the UN Safety Council.
Bids by India, US and different western allies to blacklist Pakistan-based terrorists beneath the Safety Council’s sanctions regime have been blocked and placed on maintain on numerous events by Islamabad’s all-weather ally and veto wielding everlasting member China within the 15-nation Council.
This month, China has put a maintain on a proposal moved on the United Nations by the US and co-supported by India to designate Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist Sajid Mir, wished for his involvement within the 26/11 Mumbai terrorist assaults, as a worldwide terrorist.
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