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INDIA PROPOSES 8 POINT AGENDA AT UNSC OPEN DEBATE TO COMBAT TERRORISM

INDIA PROPOSES 8 POINT AGENDA AT UNSC OPEN DEBATE TO COMBAT TERRORISM

Context

India has proposed an eight-point Action Plan to counter global terrorism and called upon the world community to ‘’walk the talk’’ and commit to the goal of ‘’zero tolerance’’ with 'no ifs and buts' against the scourge.

Details

  • At the open debate on ‘International Cooperation in combating terrorism 20 years after the adoption of 1373’, the union minister proposed an eight-point action plan for addressing the menace of terrorism.
  • This was also the first time that the minister made an intervention at the UN Security Council after India assumed its membership on January 1, 2021.

India proposes a point action plan to combat terrorism:

  • The international community must summon the political will to combat terrorism and there must be no ifs and buts in this fight.
  • All the member states must fulfill their obligation in international counter-terrorism conventions and instruments.
  • There must be no double standards in this battle, terrorists are terrorists and there is no bad or good distinction.
  • There must be a reform in the working methods of the committees that are dealing with sanctions and counter-terrorism.
  • The international community must firmly discourage the exclusivist thinking that results in dividing the world and harms the social fabric.
  • Delisting and enlisting of entities and individuals under UN sanctions must be done objectively and the proposals in this regard must be examined before circulation.
  • The links between transnational organized crime and terrorism must be completely recognized and addressed.
  • To combat terrorist financing will only be as effective as the weakest jurisdiction.
  • The FATF- The Financial Action Task Force must continue identifying and remedy weaknesses in anti-money laundering.
  • Immediate attention must be given to adequate funding to UN Counterterrorism bodies.

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