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Act against Pak, or we will: India to UNSC

New York, Dec 09: Hauling Pakistan over coal at the UNSC, India served an ultimatum to the world body asking it to act against terrorism emanating from that country or else it will ‘do everything to protect its citizens.’

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Fire in Taj Hotel’s new building in Mumbai; no casualty reportedMinister of State for External Affairs E Ahamed, represented India at a conference on security in the UN cited the Mumbai attacks to point out how the country is facing a threat from the neighbouring country.

India, Ahamed told the Council, would act to "safeguard and protect" its people from such heinous attacks, howsoever long or difficult task that may be.

New Delhi, he said, has acted with restraint in the face of international terrorist attacks.

But "we must do our duty by our people and take all actions as we deem fit to defend and protect them," he said, adding that the Charter of the United Nations and provisions of international law, including the right of self-defense, gives it the framework to fulfill these responsibilities.

"Our people ask the international community to determinedly pursue and eliminate terrorist organizations. The world needs to act decisively and in a coordinated manner to prevent further attacks," he added.

Ahamed gave out the details of the investigations to the world body to establish the Pakistani connection. He said that the 10 terrorists had arrived in Mumbai from Karachi on November 16. The group was divided and moved to pre-selected areas.

"They were indoctrinated with ruthlessness and barbarity - innocent passengers including women and children were indiscriminately sprayed with bullets at the railway station and public places; hostages were taken in the hotels who were subsequently massacred," he said, adding that "It is significant that this was the first terrorist attack in India where foreigners were specifically segregated and targeted.

Terrorism, he said, does not happen by chance or at random.

"Terrorism is planned; terrorism is financed; it requires meticulous organization; it needs arms; and requires safe havens," he told the Council.

He said that ‘merchants of terror’ hiding in a neighbouring country was unacceptable to India.

India also urged the UN Security Council to declare Jamaat-ud-Dawa, a front of the Pakistan-based Lashker-e-Taiba (LeT), as a terrorist outfit.

Jamaat-ud-Dawa is the public name of LeT, which was banned in 2002. India and the US have said that the LeT and its leaders were involved in the Mumbai terrorist attacks.

"The Jamaat-ud-Dawa and other such organisations need to be proscribed internationally and effective sanctions imposed against them," Ahamed told the 15-member Security Council

Mumbai attacks expected to dominate the proceedings of the Security Council that is holding its monthly thematic debate on "Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorists."

India told the UN in clear terms that the ‘action’ taken by Pakistan against LeT leaders Masood Azhar and the alleged Mumbai attacks mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhwi was mere ‘eye-wash.’

India said these terrorists and the other most wanted men should be handed over to it and that nothing less than that will be acceptable. Terror infrastructure should be broken, India emphasised.

Meet condemns Mumbai terror strikes

Terrorist attacks in Mumbai targeting civilians came in for strong condemnation in the Security Council as members called for "global, coordinated and energetic" strategy to fight the menace.

Participating in the debate on 'Global Security and International Terrorism,' the members expressed solidarity with India in its fight against terrorism especially in the wake of Mumbai attacks and also asked Pakistan to continue to take measures to root out the scourge.

There was unanimous call by the speakers to deny terrorist safe havens and bring to justice those who support, sponsor, finance or abet terrorism.

Several members called for a comprehensive strategy including combating poverty which, they said, gave impetus to extremism and building the capacity of countries to counter and fight terrorism.

Describing the Mumbai carnage, which killed nearly 200 people, as work of "mad, misguided individual run amok," UN chief said the best response to a "corrosive, malevolent ideology" is collective resistance.

"Terrorism is a leading threat to international peace and security and combating it must be one of the international community's main priorities," Ban said.

United States Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad said the Mumbai attacks are a stark reminder that no geographical region, country or international organisation is immune to terrorism and pledged to strengthen the United Nations to strengthen its ability and resolve to play a constructive and effective role.

He urged all UN agencies to get involved in the fight including through capacity building, education, economic development or helping to address the conditions that extremists exploit.

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