UN mustn’t take sides or justify terrorism: Envoy

New York, November 18

The Covid-19 pandemic has not prevented some countries from supporting cross-border terrorism and spreading religious hatred, India has said at the UN, in an apparent reference to Pakistan, asserting that the United Nations must speak decisively and not take sides among religions or justify terrorism in any way.

India’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador TS Tirumurti, said on Tuesday that India condemns all forms of anti-semitism and all forms of discrimination on religious grounds anywhere in the world.

“We now have countries taking advantage of the ongoing pandemic and spreading divisive hatred to other parts of the world on the basis of religion. Covid has not prevented them from supporting cross-border terrorism to kill innocent people and spread religious hatred,” he said. — PTI

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