World must never compromise with evil of terrorism: EAM S Jaishankar at UNSC
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has said that world must never compromise with evil of terrorism.
He stressed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations must be condemned and there cannot be any justification, regardless of motivations.
The Minister was addressing a high-level UN Security Council briefing on threats to international peace and security by terrorist acts in New York last night.
Dr Jaishankar pointed out that India has had more than its fair share of challenges and casualties, including the 2008 Mumbai terror attack and 2016 Pathankot air base attack.
He said the menace of terrorism cannot and should not be associated with any religion, nationality, civilization or any ethnic group.
He added that in spite of legal, security, financing and other frameworks to combat terrorism, terrorists are constantly finding newer ways of motivating, resourcing and executing acts of terror.
Dr Jaishankar termed it unfortunate that there are also some countries who seek to undermine or subvert the collective resolve to fight terrorism.
He stressed that this cannot be allowed to pass.
The Minister said, ISIL or Daesh continues to pose a critical threat to international peace and security.