- India slams the world over religious terrorism at UN Security Council meeting
- India said that the world failed to recognize the more formidable forms of anti-Hindu religious terror
- India calls for condemning terrorism against any religion
India advised the whole world about religious terror in the meeting of the United Nations Security Council. India said the global community had failed to recognize the more egregious forms of religious terror, including anti-Hindu, anti-Buddhist, anti-Sikh. Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said in a high-level open discussion at the UNSC on ‘Keeping Peace and Maintaining Peace: Diversity, State Building and the Pursuit of Peace’, it is our own danger to be selective about criticizing such terror. .
India bluntly on religious terror
He said that with regard to religious identity, we are seeing how member countries are facing a new form of religious terror. While we condemn anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and Christianophobia, we fail to recognize that more virulent forms of religious terrorism are emerging, including anti-Hindu, anti-Buddhist and anti-Sikh.
India said – we have to oppose terrorism against religion
Muraleedharan said that we have seen destruction of temples in our neighborhood and elsewhere, glorification of breaking of idols in temples, desecration of Gurudwara premises, massacre of Sikh pilgrims in Gurudwaras, destruction of Buddha statues and other religiously revered sites in Bamyan. Our inability to accept these atrocities and terror only encourages forces that terror against some religions is more acceptable than others. If we want to be selective about criticizing or ignoring such terror, we do so at our own risk.
Power change in Kabul not inclusive
Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said the change in power in Kabul was neither through talks nor was it inclusive. We have consistently called for a broad-based, inclusive process that includes representation from all sections of Afghans. The Taliban took control of Kabul on 15 August during the final phase of the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan.
Afghanistan should not be used to encourage terror
Security Council resolution 2593 explicitly states that Afghan territory should not be used for harboring, training, planning or funding terrorist activities. Specifically, the resolution refers to terrorist organizations and individuals banned by the United Nations Security Council, including Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed.