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State-sponsored terrorism leads to increase in discrimination against minorities: India

By ET News

State-sponsored terrorism targeted against specific communities leads to increase in discrimination against minorities and their further marginalisation, India has said, calling on UN member states and agencies to not give an opportunity to justify terrorism on any ground.

“The scourge of terrorism has emerged as a major source of discrimination in our societies today. State-sponsored terrorism targeted against specific communities lead to increase in discrimination against minorities and their further marginalisation in society,” India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador T S Tirumurti said.

He said this while addressing the ECOSOC Meeting on ‘Eliminating Racism, Xenophobia and Discrimination for All in the Decade of Action for the SDGs’ on Thursday.

India calls on countries to desist from such terrorist acts and also calls on member states and the UN bodies to not give an opportunity to justify terrorism on any ground, he said.

As the world becomes interconnected, new media, especially social media has emerged as a platform for amplifying racial hatred and discriminatory ideas, Tirumurti said.

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