India on Tuesday underlined that terrorism continues to be one of many gravest threats to humankind and it will possibly by no means be justified, nor its perpetrators ever equated with its victims.
Speaking on the high-level section of the forty sixth session of Human Rights Council, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar stated terrorism is against the law in opposition to humanity and violates essentially the most elementary human proper, particularly the proper to life.
“Terrorism continues to be one of the gravest threats to humankind,” he stated in a digital handle.
“As a long-standing victim, India has been in the forefront of the global action against terrorism.This is possible only when there is a clear realisation, including in bodies dealing with human rights, that terrorism can never be justified, nor its perpetrators ever equated with its victims,” he stated in a veiled reference to Pakistan.
He stated India offered final month on the UN an eight-point motion plan to cope with the scourge of terrorism. “We will continue to work together with members of the UNSC and other states to ensure implementation of our action plan,” he added.
He stated the human rights agenda continues to face extreme challenges, most of all from terrorism. The perennial issues stay equally sturdy, be it world inequities or armed conflicts, he added.
“The ongoing pandemic has complicated the situation in many geographies. There is a need for us to come together to overcome these challenges. At the same time, multilateral institutions and mechanisms need to be reformed to be able to deal with these effectively,” he stated.
He stated that violation of and gaps in implementation of human rights must be addressed in a good and simply method, with objectivity, non-selectivity, transparency and with due respect to the ideas of non-interference in inner affairs and nationwide sovereignty.
Jaishankar stated India’s method to the UN Human Rights Council is guided by its spirit of engagement, dialogue and session. “We believe that equal emphasis should be placed on both promotion and protection of human rights. Both are best pursued through dialogue, consultation and cooperation amongst States as well as technical assistance and capacity building,” he stated.
He stated India has at all times performed an lively function in world promotion and safety of human rights