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Put sponsors of terror on notice: India

Addressing a UNGA's committee, Indian delegate Ravi Shankar Prasad calls for concerted global fight against terror.

india Updated: Oct 13, 2006 11:48 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

Without naming any country, India has asked the international community to put sponsors of terrorism on notice saying it would not tolerate their actions.

Pointing out that India had been a major victim of the scourge, its delegate Ravi Shankar Prasad, MP, called for concerted global fight against terrorism and stressed on the need for the world community to adopt practical measures which would facilitate extradition and prosecution of terrorists.

India has been subjected to "horrific terrorist attacks", he said referring to simultaneous attacks on seven local trains in Mumbai in July and a recent bomb attack on a place of worship in Maharashtra.

But their intention to trigger communal clashes failed because of "massive good sense and resilience of ordinary people," he said without naming Pakistan as the source of cross border terrorism.

Addressing a United Nations General Assembly's committee, he asserted that terrorism cannot be justified for any purpose and is in all its forms and manifestation, irrespective of motivation, a criminal act.

"It cannot be condoned or accepted in any situation. Justification on diplomatic, political, religious, philosophical or any other grounds remains untenable," he told the delegates.

First Published: Oct 13, 2006 09:37 IST