We want to convey India’s clear stand on terror: GoI official on Taj Palace hosting UN counter-terror meet in Mumbai

India is all set to host the opening day deliberations of the United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism committee on October 28. According to fresh reports, opening day deliberations will be held at the Taj Palace in Mumbai, the iconic hotel that faced the heat of terrorism during the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.

Reportedly, the top UN panel will conduct their meeting on the next day, October 29, in Delhi, officials confirmed. While speaking to The Quotes, a senior government official (on request of anonymity) claimed that the Taj Palace in Mumbai had been selected as the venue for the opening day deliberations to convey a message about India’s firm resolve to deal with terrorism.

“We want to convey India’s clear stand on terror as we are against any activity which promotes terrorism and loss of human life in the world,” said the officer.

Notably, India is the committee chair for 2022 and will host diplomats of the 15-nation UN body and other member states for the special meeting in Mumbai and New Delhi. “The special meeting of the United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee on ‘Countering the Use of New and Emerging Technologies for Terrorist Purposes’ will start with a soft opening and associated events in Mumbai on October 28 and continue with a full day’s meeting in New Delhi on October 29,” the panel said in a statement.

Ruchira Kamboj, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN, informed last week that the committee members would place a wreath at the site of the attacks. Speaking of the 26/11 attack, a group of 10 Pakistan-origin terrorist caused massive mayhem in Mumbai, carrying out a coordinated attack on a railway station, two luxury hotels (Taj Palace and Oberoi-Trident hotel) and a Jewish centre after they sneaked India’s financial capital, using the sea route in the Arabian sea from Karachi. Over 160 people were killed in the nearly 60-hour assault that sent shockwaves across the country and even brought India and Pakistan to war.

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