Freedom Press Bureau
Melbourne, Nov 7: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy on Thursday announced that India would host third international Home Minister’s conference in 2020 on “ No Money for Terror”.
Reddy announced this while speaking at the ongoing second international Home Minister’s conference being held at Melbourne, Australia on November 7 and 8.
A high-powered five-member Indian delegation including National Investigation Agency (NIA) Director-General Y C Modi, led by Reddy participated in the international Home Minister’s conference. Sixty terror affected countries took part in the conference, a statement said.
At the inaugural session, Reddy stressed India’s concern over the tacit support some nations are extending to terror groups.
He called for a united global effort against all those who support terror or help generate finances for terror. He stated that India, being a victim of cross-border terrorism, advocates zero-tolerance towards terror.
He stated that despite the killing of Osama Bin Laden in 2011, several active affiliates of Al Qaeda still existed in many parts of the world. He cautioned that despite recent elimination of Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi, there is no room to construe that the Caliphate would cease to survive.
The minister proposed the following four points for inclusion in the resolution.
The four points were terrorism is the single biggest threat to peace, security and development, Nations must expedite the finalisation of a Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism under the United Nations, FATF Standards must be effectively enforced and UN listings / FATF should not be politicized and initiate discussion on Countering Financing of Radicalisation (CFR), which would prevent radicalisation – an essential prerequisite of terrorism.
The minister would also be leading a terror-focused bilateral meeting with his Australian counterpart in Melbourne on November 8, the statement added.