Ansari calls for early adoption of global treaty to check terror
Noting that terrorist actions cannot be justified, Vice -President Hamid Ansari said India faces the threat of terrorism from across its borders.
“India condemns terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and is of view that international and cross-border terrorism should be dealt in a comprehensive manner.
We feel that with a view to strengthening international normative regime on terrorism, an early adoption of the CCIT (Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism) is essential,” he told the National Assembly of the Republic of Mali.
Seeking Mali’s cooperation, he said, “As we move forward, individually and together, to build a better future for our people and societies, we must also reckon with the impediments to development. Foremost among them is the scourge of terrorism, regionally and globally.
The spreading tide of extremism and terrorism is a threat we both face.”Ansari said as the world becomes more globalised and inter-connected, the salience of global cross-cutting issues is rising and these cannot be resolved by a handful of powerful countries or even through regional efforts.