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Ujjwal Nikam to represent India at convention on terrorism in U.N.

Mumbai: Criminal lawyer and special government counsel in the 26/11 attack case, Ujjwal Nikam, will represent India at a global convention on terrorism to be held at the United Nations in New York from December 1.

Legal experts from as many as 25 countries, including Pakistan, will participate in the three-day conference, organised by the U.N. Security Council, officials told PTI.

After realising terrorism as the main threat to the world, the U.N. decided to fight the menace from all the corners. A consensus arrived between nations that terrorism should not only be fought on the ground, but also dealt with sternly to bring terrorists to justice through appropriate legal systems.

The Security Council then decided to bring legal experts from various countries to share their experiences and vision to bring terrorists to justice, the officials said.

Mr. Nikam left for New York on Saturday night.

The main thrust of the meet would be on the problems in bringing terrorists to justice. Certain recommendations to all countries would be drawn for a uniform approach to fight terrorism.

He is the only lawyer given the opportunity to represent India at an international conference. He was instrumental in securing the death penalty for Kasab. — PTI

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