'China, Russia back India on UN terror resolution targeting Pakistan'

Resolution pending at the UN for nearly two decades was proposed by India


Our Correspondent February 03, 2015
A file photo of United Nations General Assembly. PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW DELHI: China and Russia decided on Monday to back the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT) -- a resolution supported by India and heavily biased against Pakistan.

At a meeting of Russia-India-China (RIC) in Beijing, Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said her counterparts from the two countries understood the need for endorsing the resolution that has been pending at the UN for nearly two decades and seeks to widen the existing definition of terrorism.

The CCIT was proposed by India in 1996 in lieu of Pakistan allegedly backing Kashmiri separatists.

In Tuesday’s meeting, the RIC communiqué vouched to oppose terrorism of all forms and called all countries to join efforts in combating terrorism together with the United Nations.

Speaking at a press conference after the RIC meeting, Swaraj told reporters: “Our discussions on terrorism brought consensus on two issues. Firstly, there can be no ideological, religious, political, racial or any other justification for the acts of terrorism and secondly the need to bring to justice perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these acts of terror.”

Swaraj added that the ministers emphasized the need to step up information gathering and sharing and prevent the use of the Internet and other information and communication technologies (ICTs) for the purposes of recruitment and incitement to commit terrorist acts.

COMMENTS (110)

UN( United Nothing) | 6 years ago | Reply

Who cares For UN and its resolutions ! its just another piece of junk over junk that will be seized in the lockers of UN. what did they do against ISIS ? Except over throwing dictators of Middle East. look what happened when u listened to them. Without saddam is world safer now ? without gaddafi is world safer now ? answer is no ! now we have Alqaeeda state leaders and ISIS like minded states. so its clear UN is a Forgery to push the Weak states and to protect + Strengthen the Strong ones. there is only one rule in this world Only might is right ! so be it or die

LS | 6 years ago | Reply

@Jawad U Rahman: Also, Why are you so focused on what India did in the past. What India did does not absolve you of your own actions. World does not see India they way they see Pakistan which is center of all the issue world over. Your futile attempt to gloss over your own issues by pointing to someone else does not work, has not worked and will not work. What-ever India did, we certainly did not give you an invitation or right to you to do the same. So please stop hiding behind others and pointing to others in an attempt to gloss over your own failings.

We brought this UN Resolution not fix the past but fix the present and mend the future. You can keep digging the past graves and that will not solve anything.

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