UNSC failed to act against some terror cases due to political considerations: Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on Friday criticised the UN Security Council for failing to act when it comes to taking action against terrorists.

“When it comes to proscribing some of these terrorists, the Security Council has regrettably been unable to act in some cases because of political considerations. This undermines our collective credibility and our collective interests,” Jaishankar said at the Security Council’s Counter-Terrorism Committee meet in Mumbai.

He further said that in a month’s time, “we’ll be observing the 14th anniversary of ghastly attacks on Mumbai in November 2008”.

“While one of the terrorists was captured alive, prosecuted and convicted by the highest court in India, key conspirators and planners of the 26/11 attacks continue to remain protected,” the Minister added.

The two-day meet began earlier in the day at the Taj Mahal Hotel, one of the sites of the deadly 26/11 attacks.

Jaishankar, who paid tributes to the victims of the attacks, said that “it was not just an attack on Mumbai, it was an attack on the international community”.

“Nationals of specific countries were identified before being murdered. As a result, the commitment of each and every member state of the UN to combat terrorism stood publicly challenged,” he said.

Jaishankar said that there was need to send out a message that the international community will never give up on holding terrorists accountable and delivering justice.

“26/11 will never ever be forgotten,” he added.




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