Editorial: The World Needs Equality, Equity & Justice for Peace and to Disarm the Roots of Terror

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We suffered on 9/11 an attack worse than Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, which then president Franklin Delano Roosevelt said: “a day that will live in infamy.“ India suffered her 9/11 on November 26, 2008, where even American Jewry, the Lubavitchers headquartered in Williamsburg New York, were specifically targeted in Mumbai! While every nation must unite, and is united, in counterterrorism activities, we must also address and disarm the “roots of terror“ with equity, equality, “and justice for all.”
Today, December 1, 2022, India takes the presidency of the United Nations Security Council, and her ambassador, H.E. Ruchira Kamboj, the first Indian Lady ambassador to do so, is also chair of the UNSC Counter-Terrorism Committee, which H.E. Hardeep Singh Puri first chaired, over a decade ago, soon after the 11/26 Mumbai Terror Attacks.

India’s “this is not an era for war” P.M. Narendra Modi today takes the presidency of G20 – a grouping of top 20 nation’s leadership – and is already chair of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization after the September 15, 2022 Summit in Samarkand, Uzbekizstan, ably chaired by President Shavkat Miromonovich Mirziyoyev.

The America Times received the below article today, and is published as received.
December 1, 2022

14 years of 26/11: Tribute by the Security Council

Ravi Batra, Co-Publisher and Editor-in-Chief

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Ravi Batra, starting September 11, 2021, is a publisher of The America Times Company Ltd., and since January 2022, is the Editor-in-Chief. He is a member of the National Press Club, in Washington D.C., and a member of its "Freedom of the Press" and "International Correspondents" Teams/Committees.

A member of the bar since 1981, he is the head of a boutique law firm in Manhattan, The Law Firm of Ravi Batra, P.C., that handles complex constitutional, sovereignty, torture, civil and criminal cases, representing governments, corporates and individuals, with landmark legal victories, including, libel in fiction, in “Batra v. Dick Wolf.” He is Chairman & CEO, Greenstar Global Energy Corp., King Danylo of Galicia International Ltd., Mars & Pax Advisors, Ltd., Chairman of National Advisory Council on South Asian Affairs, and since September 2021, Advisor for Legal and Humanitarian Affairs to the Permanent Mission of Georgia to the United Nations. He is invited by various governments to address High Level Ministerial events, including, on Counter-Terrorism, including, Astana (Nur-Sultan), Dushanbe, Minsk and Delhi. He has testified in Congress as an invitee of the Chair, U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, and interacted with U.S. Department of State from 1984 -1990, and then again, from 2006, during the tenures of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Rex Tillerson, Mike Pompeo and Antony Blinken.

He has served as Commissioner of New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE), Trustee on New York State IOLA Board, New York State Judicial Screening Committee for the Second Judicial Department, City Bar’s Judicial Committee, Vice-Chair of Kings County Democratic County Committee’s Independent Judicial Screening Committee for the then-2nd Judicial Department of Brooklyn and Staten Island, Chair of NYSTLA’ Judicial Independence Committee, with many more bar leadership roles, including, NYSBA’s House of Delegates for four years. He has served as Advisor for Legal & Human Rights Affairs to the Permanent Mission of Ukraine post-annexation of Crimea till 2021, and Legal Advisor to numerous nations’ permanent missions to the U. N. since 2009, including, India, Pakistan, Honduras and Malta. He has served: as Global Special Counsel to The Antonov Company in Ukraine, a state-owned company, and was registered with the Justice Dept pursuant to FARA; and as Special Global Advisor to Rector/President of both - National Aviation University of Ukraine and National Technical University of Ukraine/KPI. He remains involved in geopolitics and public policy since the mid-1980's, starting with being on House Speaker Tip O’Neill’s Speaker’s Club and appointed member of NACSAA during President Ronald Reagan’s tenure. In 1988, he was part of U.S. Attorney General Ed Meese’s Delegation to Japan to resolve bilateral trade imbalance. He regularly interacts with the multilateral diplomatic community, and during the High Level UNGA Debate, with heads of State/Government. He is sought for his views as a speaker and writer. 

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