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Only organised global action can beat terrorism : Hamid Ansari

The Vice President, Shri M. Hamid Ansari addressing at the National Defence College, in Abuja, Nigeria on September 28, 2016.
The Vice President, Shri M. Hamid Ansari addressing at the National Defence College, in Abuja, Nigeria on September 28, 2016.

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Abuja (Nigeria) , 28 Sep 2016

Observing that only organised international action can defeat terrorism, India's Vice President Hamid Ansari said on Wednesday called for restructuring the international legal framework and for adopting a Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism.Stronger India-Nigeria relations would add to the regional and global security, Ansari said while addressing the Nigerian National Defence College here."International terrorism can only be defeated by organised international action. We need to restructure the international legal framework such as by adopting a Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism," said Ansari. He described terrorism as the "biggest threat" to international peace and sovereignty of states."Terrorism today has global reach and no city remains safe. There is a new level of threat to pluralist and open societies," he said. "A terrorist is a terrorist, one who commits crimes against humanity cannot have any religion, or be afforded any political sanctuary," he added.

Ansari said, "Societies that stand for peace and humanism have to increase their cooperation and strengthen efforts to prevent supply of arms to terrorists, disrupt terrorist movements, and curb and criminalise terror financing.""We have to help each other by sharing intelligence, securing our cyber space, and minimising the use of internet and social media for terrorist activities." The Vice President is on a four-day visit to Nigeria and Mali to strengthen India's ties with two west African nations.

 

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