India has said victims of the 2008 Mumbai attacks and the 2016 terrorist attacks on Pathankot airbase will still receive justice for their “unwillingness and co-operation” with Pakistan.
Speaking at a meeting of the Minister for the Allies of Victims of Terrorism on Monday, Vijay Thakur Singh, Secretary (Eastern) Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, said the international community should not lose the right of victims of terrorism to justice for crimes committed against them.
The summit was organized by Afghan and Spanish foreign ministers, the party’s former chairpersons, and the UN Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT).
“I would like to point out that, for example, the victims of the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks and the Pathankot terrorism 2016 have not yet received justice. “
Although Singh did not name the country, his situation was hampered by efforts to bring the perpetrators to justice, but it was clear that he was referring to Pakistan. Indian authorities have blamed Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed of Pakistan for the two attacks.
“It is important that we work to correct mistakes in international efforts to ensure that terrorists are prosecuted,” Singh said.
He continued: “Although terrorists will not succeed in carrying out their evil intentions, they leave a trail of death and destruction. Even in the midst of a continuing epidemic, terrorism continues to pose a serious threat to international security and security. ”
Terrorists, he said, have increased the use of ICT in the use of propaganda and threats, and continue to increase pressure on victims. The international community needs to discuss integrated approaches to address the critical needs of terrorist victims, he added.
The adoption of two UN General Assembly resolutions – one that set August 21 as International Day for the Remembrance of the Victims of Terrorism, their victims, said Singh.
“A dedicated fund to support victims of terrorism will strengthen United Nations capacity building and technical assistance in soliciting member states, assisting and supporting victims of terrorism,” he said.
Terrorism not only violates victims ‘rights but also seriously violates the rights of victims’ families and communities, and women and children are at greater risk of terrorist rights violations, he said. Measures to address the needs of victims of terrorism should give rise to the sensitivity of these vulnerable groups, he added.