NEW DELHI: India on Thursday urged the United Nations Security Council member states to demonstrate greater political will to hold the perpetrators of terrorism and their collaborators and sponsors, especially those sanctioned by the Council, to account, in order to fulfill the Council’s child protection obligations.
“In order to advance child protection agenda of the Council, its synergies with counter-terrorism need to be translated into action. Terrorist outfits and individuals proscribed by Council are directly/indirectly responsible for abusing child rights,” India said at the UNSC open debate on Children & Armed Conflict.
India said “Terror networks spread their tentacles across borders threatening peace and stability. Children are worst affected as they live with looming sense of fear and are often deprived of their right to education.”