During the meeting of the 6th (Legal) Committee of the United Nations General Assembly, India on Wednesday 6 October piloted the draft Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT) with the aim of providing a legal framework for fight terrorism. India’s legal adviser / adviser, Dr Kajal Bhat, has spoken to the United Nations about “measures to eliminate international terrorism”. She said India strongly believes that the UN must do more in this direction, also urging other states to unite in their efforts.
“We all need the CCIT as a law enforcement tool that should strengthen the existing framework of global counter-terrorism conventions. India reiterates the need for rapid finalization of the CCIT project, ”said Bhat.
She also added: “India hopes that General Assembly resolution 75/145 of 15 December 2020 which, in paragraph 25, recommends that the Sixth Committee establish the working group with a view to finalizing the process on the draft comprehensive convention on international terrorism will bring finality to the most important task before the international community.
Emphasizing that terrorism continues to persist across the world, she asserted that terrorists are enhancing their capabilities as they gain access to new and emerging technologies such as virtual currencies and encrypted communications to achieve their goals and accomplish their ” evil deeds ”. Criticizing Pakistan for providing refuge to terrorists, she called the neighboring country “the greatest author and supporter of terrorism” and accused it of abusing the August forum to “nauseated” repeat their litany of lies.
“Allow me to express my dismay that Pakistan has once again abused this August Forum to nauseously repeat its litany of lies. Here is the greatest author and supporter of terrorism who passes us off as its victim, “she said in a statement.
India Welcomes GCTS Review
Speaking at the UN, Bhat also welcomed the adoption of the seventh resolution to review the Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy (GCTS) by the General Assembly by consensus in June 2021. She said her delegation had contributed to constructive manner to the STAG negotiations. Bhat said his team has worked on strengthening the language on combating terrorist financing, preventing the misuse of emerging technologies, strengthening the rights of victims of terrorism, providing greater financial resources to the architecture of the UN TC and the obligations of member states to take effective measures to prevent terrorist activities.
“We hope that member states will follow the rhetoric and implement the strategy by taking effective action,” Bhat added.