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Nikam to represent India at United Nations’ convention on terrorism

mumbai Updated: Nov 29, 2010 01:38 IST
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Leading criminal lawyer and special government counsel in the 26/11-terrorist attack case, Ujjwal Nikam, will represent India at a global convention on terrorism held at the United Nations in New York from December 1.

Legal experts from 25 countries, including Pakistan, will participate in the three-day conference organised by the security council of UN.

After realising terrorism as the main threat to the world, the United Nations decided to fight the menace from all the corners.

A consensus arrived between nations that terrorism should not only be fought on the war ground but also dealt with sternly to bring terrorists to justice through appropriate legal systems, they said.

The security council of UN then decided to bring legal experts from various countries to share their experiences and vision to bring terrorists to justice, the officials said.

Nikam left for New York on Saturday night. Nikam, who was instrumental in securing the death penalty for 26/11 convict Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, will throw light in his address at UN on how to fight terrorism.

The main thrust of the conference will be on problems, which various countries are facing to bring the terrorists to justice and what are the governed provisions against terrorism in the legal systems of different nations.

As an end objective, certain recommendations to all countries will be drawn so that a uniform approach can be taken to fight terrorism, they added.

Nikam, who has been special public prosecutor in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, 2003 twin blasts case [at the Gateway of India and Zaveri Bazaar], is the only lawyer who has been given the opportunity to represent India at an international conference where policy decision will be taken by UN to tackle terrorism.