India asks UN to define terrorism

INTERESterrorCondemning the terror attacks in Paris that Prime Minister Narendra Modi described as terror assaults on humanity, he once again asked the United Nations to define terrorism so that the world knows who is backing terror and who is against it. The PM again pitched for an early adoption at the UN of the 1996 Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism.

Modi said ‘What happened in Paris is an attack on humanity and the world should accept that it is not just an attack on Paris, nor an attack on French citizens, nor an attack on France but is an attack on humanity. As such, speaking in London at a ceremony to unveil the statue of 12th century Indian philosopher Basaveshwara, he said all pro-humanity forces should unite to defeat anti-humanity forces.

French ambassador to India Francois Richier said security of French diplomatic and institutional premises is being strengthened and he thanked the Indian central and state authorities for their collaboration and for their messages of solidarity.