Wednesday, June 9, 2010

International community must delare decisive war against terrorism

Terrorism is the burning problem of the world today. But due to petty politics at the international level, that is dominated by the western powers, it goes from strength to strength and devours human lives and damages property on large scale. It is not that only India that is the worst victim of terror but also the entire world community has been victimised more or less. World’s sole super power the US has also suffered heavily and faced the largest terror attack, but only once. Even the country which is breeding ground of terrorism as descibed by US itself too is facing growing indigenous terror. The regretable thing is that even having been suffered the worst type of terror attack, which has its origin in US’ blue-eyed country and India’s neighbour Pakistan, it has not acted against it and always shown leniency towards it. The terrorism is the scourge of humanity and the time has come for the international community to take decisive action against it. Though India has rightly observed that terrorism poses the most serious threat to the world and pressed for decisive action by the international community to dismantle the infrastructure of terror groups and end the menace at a Summit of 22 Asian countries in Istanbul.Union Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma has represented India at the summit of 22 Asian countries and rightly emphasised the need for early adoption of the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT) which has been pending with the United Nations for long.The view that terrorism continues to be the most serious security threat confronting the international community was expressed by Sharma said at the 3rd Summit of Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building in Aisa (CICA).All countries should act decisively to dismantle the infrastructure of terrorism and to effectively deal with terror groups that have chosen to perpetrate acts of indiscriminate violence.The importance of conference on CICA can be judged from the fact that it was attended attended by world leaders, including Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.The world is facing non-military threats or non-traditional security challenges such as international terrorism, maritime security, piracy and clandestine proliferation.The CICA needs to have the ability to adapt to the rapidly changing nature of security challenges. India views CICA as an important player in the development of a cooperative and pluralistic security order in Asia, based on mutual understanding, trust and sovereign equality. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh while addressing the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington in April, had already voiced concern on possible nuclear terrorism.Prime Minister had asked the world community to join hands to eliminate the risk of sensitive and valuable materials and technologies falling into the hands of terrorists.CICA is a multi-national forum for enhancing cooperation towards promoting peace, security and stability in Asia. India is part of CICA process since its inception in 1992. As India has been the worst victim of terrorism, it has always stood in the forefront to fight against terrorism. It is only the powerful western powers under the leadership of the US play petty political games to have strong feet in Asia. That is why they do not act decisively against an Asian country, which is in the neighbourhood of India, from where the terror flows in the entire world.

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