Speaking on religious terrorism at the UN Security Council, Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said that if we want to be selective about criticizing or ignoring such terror, we do so at our own risk. It is dangerous for all of us.
Geneva: India gave advice to the whole world from the United Nations (UN) platform on the issue of ‘religious terror’. India said that the global community has failed to recognize the formidable forms of religious terror including Hindu, Buddhist, anti-Sikh. V. Muraleedharan, Minister of State for External Affairs, said in a high-level open discussion at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on ‘Keeping Peace and Maintaining Peace: Diversity, State Building and the Pursuit of Peace’ Being selective about our dangers.
‘More virulent forms of terrorism emerging’
Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan said, “With regard to religious identity, we are seeing how member countries are facing a new form of religious terror. While we condemn anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and Christianophobia, we fail to recognize that more virulent forms of religious terrorism are emerging, including anti-Hindu, anti-Buddhist and anti-Sikh.
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Pakistan was also targeted in gestures
Taking a dig at Pakistan, Muraleedharan said that we have seen destruction of temples in our neighborhood and elsewhere, glorification of desecration of idols, desecration of Gurudwara premises, massacre of Sikh pilgrims, destruction of Buddha statues and other religiously revered places in Bamyan. Our inability to accept these atrocities and terror only encourages forces that terror against some religions is more acceptable than others. He further said that if we want to be selective about criticizing or ignoring such terror, we do so at our own risk.
Said this on the situation in Afghanistan
Speaking on the situation in Afghanistan, Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said that the change of power in Kabul was neither through talks nor was it inclusive. We have consistently called for a broad-based, inclusive process that includes representation from all sections of Afghans. The Taliban took control of Kabul on 15 August during the final phase of the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan.