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EAM Jaishankar at UNSC meet: Social media platforms turns as a ‘toolkit of terrorists’

S Jaishankar said that you all are here in Delhi today for this special meeting of the CTC which reflects the focus of the member states on the important and emerging aspects of terrorism of the United Nations Security Council. India is hosting the two-day anti-terrorism meeting of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: Special meeting of Anti-Terrorism Committee is going on in Delhi. In this meeting, External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar once again hit hard against terrorism. The External Affairs Minister clearly said that terrorism is one of the biggest threats to humanity.

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He said that the UNSC has developed a significant architecture over the past 2 decades to deal with the threat of terrorism, primarily built around an anti-terrorist sanctions regime. Jaishankar said it has been very effective in bringing attention to countries that have turned terrorism into a state-funded enterprise.

S Jaishankar said that you all are here in Delhi today for this special meeting of the CTC which reflects the focus of the member states on the important and emerging aspects of terrorism of the United Nations Security Council. He said terrorist groups in recent years have increased their capabilities by gaining access to technology, especially in open and liberal societies.

They use the technology, money and ethos of open society to attack freedom, tolerance and progress, he said. The External Affairs Minister said the Internet and social media platforms have become powerful tools in the toolkit of terrorists and terrorist groups to spread propaganda, bigotry and conspiracy theories aimed at destabilizing the society.

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said that India will this year contribute half a million dollars to the United Nations Trust Fund to Combat Terrorism, to augment UNOCT’s efforts in providing capacity building assistance to member countries in preventing and combating the menace of terrorism. Will make voluntary contribution.

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In this meeting, UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverley Terrorism is a global problem and a global threat. I am incredibly grateful to Min Jaishankar for using the Presidency of India’s Security Council to focus attention on this important issue and advance our 8-point plan.

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