World should resolutely act towards perpetrators of terrorism: Jaishankar3 min read
External Affairs minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday urged the worldwide group to resolutely show “zero tolerance” in direction of terrorism, saying the scourge is essentially the most “indefensible violation of human rights” and people perpetrating it ought to at all times be held accountable.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar stated India has been on the forefront of coping with international challenges that influence adversely on human rights, particularly terrorism. (File picture)
By Press Trust of India: India on Tuesday urged the worldwide group to resolutely show “zero tolerance” in direction of terrorism, saying the scourge is essentially the most “indefensible violation of human rights” and people perpetrating it ought to at all times be held accountable, in a veiled reference to Pakistan.
In a video message on the High-Level Segment of the 52nd session of the UN Human Rights Council, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar stated India has been on the forefront of coping with international challenges that influence adversely on human rights, particularly terrorism.
“The last three years have been difficult for the world and developing countries have been hit the hardest,” he stated.
Challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, rising costs of gas, fertilisers and foodgrains and rising debt burdens have adversely affected the enjoyment of human rights by individuals globally, he stated.
“Our collective efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals have been seriously set back,” Jaishankar stated.
“India believes that the world must resolutely display zero tolerance. After all, terrorism is the most indefensible violation of human rights and has no justification in any circumstances. Its perpetrators must, therefore, always be held accountable,” he stated with out naming any nation.
India has been highlighting Pakistan’s position in fomenting cross-border terrorism within the nation.
Jaishankar reiterated that India will proceed to take the requisite steps to make sure that the nation will meet all its human rights obligations and be certain that its individuals get pleasure from all their primary human rights.
“Our Constitution guarantees civil and political rights as Fundamental Rights; it also has the provisions for progressive realisation of economic, social and cultural rights. Our independent judiciary has been playing its expected role in that regard, as indeed have our media and civil society,” he stated.
As the world marked 75 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and 30 years of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action, Jaishankar underlined the universality of all primary human rights.
“They embody India’s civilisational ethos and democratic values, the edifice on which contemporary India is being built,” he stated.
Jaishankar famous that it’s a blissful coincidence that India can also be celebrating 75 years of independence.
“The strong framework of our secular and democratic polity has served us well in this journey,” he stated.
India has at all times performed an lively position in international promotion and safety of human rights, together with by way of its developmental partnerships, he stated.
“Our partnerships have focused on building capacity and development of human resources as well as infrastructure in accordance with the priorities of our partners while abiding by principles of fiscal responsibility, transparency and viability,” he defined, amid international issues on China’s predatory loans to nations like Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Nepal.
“India has accorded high priority to gender inclusion and empowerment of women. In fact, we endeavour to promote a women-led development,” Jaishankar added.
Feb 28, 2023