Let’s not forget the September 11 attacks: India
Foreign Ministry Secretary (West) Reenat Sandhu paid tribute on Monday to the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
The September 11 terrorist attacks, their victims and the lessons learned from the “heinous” attack must not be forgotten, India said, saying terrorism in all its forms and manifestations is reprehensible.
Foreign Ministry Secretary (West) Reenat Sandhu paid tribute to the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on Monday at a commemorative ceremony hosted by the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Office on behalf of the United Nations and the 9/11 Memorial. & Museum.
“We must not forget the heinous terrorist attacks, the victims and the lessons learned. Terrorism in all its forms and manifestations is condemnable, ”India’s permanent mission to the UN said in a tweet.
Ms Sandhu paid a floral tribute to the 9/11 commemorative pools that are in the footprints of the old north and south towers that collapsed after American Airlines and United Airlines planes hijacked by terrorists al- Qaeda crashed into it.
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The names of the 2,983 people killed in the terrorist attacks of 2001 and 1993 are inscribed on the bronze parapets bordering the commemorative pools. The victims of the September 11 attacks were people from more than 90 countries, including India.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the 9/11 memorial site in September 2014 and paid solemn tribute to the victims of the 2001 terrorist attack, placing five rosebuds one by one on the memorial stones where the names of the victims are engraved.
On the eve of the start of the annual high-level week of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly, the United Nations held a special tribute ceremony to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
The commemoration demonstrated the United Nations’ commitment to “never forget” the nearly 3,000 people from over 90 countries who lost their lives that day, and the thousands more who were injured or sick, the world organization said in a statement.
The event brought together more than 300 participants, including heads of state, ministers and delegations representing more than 120 member states and international organizations who gathered in New York for the opening of the 76th session of the Assembly. General of the United Nations.
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On behalf of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Under-Secretary-General for Counterterrorism Vladimir Voronkov said the world had watched in “horror” the terror strike in New York, the District of Columbia and in Pennsylvania.
“But soon after, the United Nations came together to take action against those responsible for these and other attacks, primarily declaring international terrorism a threat to international peace and security,” Mr. Voronkov.
“We have been united in our efforts to prevent such attacks from happening again and to bring terrorists to justice. But we have never lost sight of the fate of the victims. Of their needs. Of their rights. We will not forget them, ”he said.
Mr. Voronkov stressed that the UN will continue to put victims at the heart of its counterterrorism efforts, will continue to speak for those who can no longer speak and will amplify the voices of survivors.
“Let me say that the United Nations will continue to defend the rights of victims and support the efforts of Member States to meet their needs. That we stand in solidarity with all the victims of terrorism. That they will not be forgotten. May no day erase them from the memory of time, ”he declared.
9/11 Memorial and Museum President and CEO Alice Greenwald said that for many the memorial is seen as the place where the 21st century began.
“The attacks of September 11, 2001 may have taken place here in the United States, but in truth, September 11 was a global moment,” Ms. Greenwald said, adding that the 2,977 people killed as a result of these attacks represented more than 90 nations and they “were a microcosm of the world”. The Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, José Manuel Albares, in his capacity as co-chair of the Group of Friends of the Victims of Terrorism, called on the international community to “reaffirm our commitment to our common collaboration for fight terrorism, and in favor of the victims, their needs and their rights. We owe it to them. The solemn ceremony included a minute’s silence and ended with the laying of wreaths by Voronkov and Albares in memory of the victims of the September 11 attacks and all victims of terrorism around the world.
“Through this event, the United Nations reaffirmed their commitment to support all victims of terrorism in the world and to work together to defend their rights and their needs,” the UN statement said.
On September 11, Indian Ambassador to the United States Taranjit Singh Sandhu also visited the September 11 memorial to pay tribute to the victims of the terrorist attacks.
“I paid tribute to the 9/11 Memorial in New York City today. Remember all the innocent victims of the vile attacks. 20 years later, September 11 is a stark reminder of the lingering threat of #terrorism. The world must unite against this threat! Mr. Sandhu said in a tweet.
On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, the Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations Ambassador, TS Tirumurti, as well as the ambassadors of 14 other members of the United Nations Security Council, visited the 9/11 Memorial and Museum on the occasion of the solemn anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
In a tweet, Mr. Tirumurti said: “A moving experience at Ground Zero in New York on the 20th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attack. The UNSC paid tribute to the @ Sept11Memorial to the lives lost, including many Indians. There are no “your terrorists” and “my terrorists” or “bad terrorists” and “good terrorists”. We must fight it together.