At UNSC, Jaishankar trains guns at Pakistan: LeT, JeM operate with impunity, encouragement

Taking a swipe at Pakistan, India on Thursday told the UN Security Council that terror groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) continue to operate with both impunity and encouragement in the neighbouring country.

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, while addressing a high-level UN Security Council briefing on threats to international peace and security by terrorist acts, called on the global body not to take a “selective view” on the scourge of terrorism and to have the courage to call out the “double speak” of those who extend state hospitality to individuals “who have innocents’ blood on their hands”.

“In our own immediate neighbourhood, ISIL-Khorasan (ISIL-K) has become more energetic and is constantly seeking to expand its footprint. Events unfolding in Afghanistan have naturally enhanced global concerns about their implications for both regional and international security,” Jaishankar said.

“Whether it is in Afghanistan or against India, groups like LeT and JeM continue to operate with both impunity and encouragement,” he added.

Without naming Pakistan, Jaishankar said that we must never countenance sanctuaries for terrorists or overlook their raising of resources.

“When we see state hospitality being extended to those with innocents’ blood on their hands, we should never lack the courage to call out their double-speak,” Jaishankar said.

He also drew…

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