Internet and social media turned into powerful toolkits for purpose of militant group: S. Jaishankar

Internet and social media turned into powerful toolkits for purpose of militant group: S. Jaishankar

NEW DELHI: On the second day of the UN Security Council's Counter-Terrorism Committee (UNSC-CTC) special meeting in India, its members paid tribute to the families of those killed in the 26/11 extremist attack and a minute for the survivors along with their families in the capital Delhi. kept silent.

India's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ruchira Kamboj urged the members of the committee to maintain silence.

At the same time, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar addressed the plenary session of this meeting and said that the Internet and social media platforms have now turned a powerful toolkits for extremists and extremist organizations in destabilizing the society.

He said that these people are using these mediums to spread propaganda, bigotry and conspiracy.

S Jaishankar said, "In the last few years, extremist organizations have increased their capabilities by accessing technology in open and liberal societies. They use the technology, money and practices of open society to attack freedom, tolerance and progress. 

He has called extremism one of the biggest threats to humanity. He said the UN Security Council has developed a significant framework around the anti-terrorist sanctions system over the past two decades to deal with threats such as extremism.

According to Jaishankar, "You all came to this special meeting of the CTC in Delhi today, which shows that the members of the UN Security Council are focusing their attention on the important and emerging issues of extremism."

The External Affairs Minister of India said that the meeting has proved to be very effective in drawing the attention of the world to countries that have turned extremism into a government-funded enterprise.


He has said that the use of drones by extremist groups has become a big challenge for governments around the world.

Oct 29 2022 1:11AM