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UN collaborated with EU to Strengthen Partnership in Counter-Terrorism Efforts

The United Nations and the European Union (EU) have signed an agreement to strengthen partnership in counter-terrorism efforts. The framework was enacted on the occasion of the second EU-UN high-level political dialogue on Counter-Terrorism in New York. The UN-EU initiative will focus on terrorism and violent extremism prevention in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, ..

16th Meeting of the US-India Counter-terrorism Joint Working Group

Officials of Indian and United States held the 16th meeting of the U.S.-India Counter terrorism Joint Working Group and the Second session of the U.S.-India Designations Dialogue in Washington, DC, US. In this meet both the countries have decided to lay their efforts to address world’s most pressing counter-terrorism challenges, countering the financing and operations ..

Ottawa hosted 16th meeting of the Canada-India Joint Working Group on Counter-Terrorism

The 16th meeting of the Canada-India Joint Working Group on Counter-Terrorism and its Expert Sub-group was held in Ottawa on 26th and 27th March to provide detailed briefings on their respective nation’s counter-terrorism priorities, strategies and legislative frameworks. The meeting has reviewed the threats posed by terrorist groups worldwide and in their respective countries and ..

The first-ever International Day of Remembrance and tribute to Victims of Terrorism

The first-ever International Day of Remembrance and tribute to the Victims of Terrorism is observed by United Nations on 21st August 2018 to honour the innocent victims of terror attacks around the world, who will forever remain in our hearts. As per resolution 72/165 (2017), the international day will serve as a reminder to stop ..

Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT)

It is proposed first by India in 1996. CCIT is a proposed treaty which provides a legal framework which makes it binding on all signatories to deny funds and safe havens to terrorist groups. Despite India’s efforts to push a global intergovernmental convention to tackle terrorism, the conclusion and ratification of the CCIT remains deadlocked, ..

The 10th India-European Union Counter Terrorism Dialogue was held in India

The 10th India-European Union Counter Terrorism Dialogue was held at New Delhi on August 30, 2017. The Indian delegation was led by Mahaveer Singhvi, Joint Secretary for Counter Terrorism at the Ministry of External Affairs of India, while the European Union side was led by Pawel Herczynski, Director for Security Policy of European External Action ..

Heart of Asia Conference: Amritsar Declaration

The Sixth Heart of Asia Ministerial Conference has adopted the “Amritsar Declaration” with its prime focus on terrorism.  It stresses on all the countries concerned to take an account of the deteriorating situation and enhance regional economic cooperation. PM Narendra Modi had picked Amritsar as the venue in line with his policy of hosting international ..

Government bans NGO Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) for five years

The central government has declared NGO Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) as an ‘unlawful association’ under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) for a time period of five years. The promoter of IRF is a controversial Islamic preacher named Zakir Naik. An educational trust run by Naik has already been banned from receiving foreign funds. Rationale According ..