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TS Tirumurti, Ambassador of India to the United Nations  |  Photo Credits: ANI
- UNSC emergency meeting held on deteriorating situation in Afghanistan
- Many countries including India have expressed concern over the situation in Afghanistan.
- The current situation in Afghanistan is a matter of concern for India.
New Delhi: The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is holding an emergency meeting on the situation in Afghanistan in the wake of the Taliban’s occupation of Afghanistan. India said that it is concerned about the situation in Afghanistan. There is zero tolerance for terrorism. All countries have to come forward.
India’s Ambassador to the United Nations, TS Tirumurti said, “If there is zero tolerance for all forms of terrorism and it is ensured that Afghan territory is not used by terrorist groups to threaten or attack any other country Afghanistan’s neighbors and regions will feel safe.
He said that we have seen a very unfortunate scene at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul which has caused widespread panic among the people. Women and children are troubled. Incidents of firing have been reported from the city including the airport. As a neighbor of Afghanistan, as a friend of its people, the current situation in the country is of great concern to us in India. Afghan men, women and children continue to live in a state of fear.
Tirumurti said India was undertaking development projects in each of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces before the current crisis broke out. We call on parties concerned to maintain law and order, ensure the security of all concerned, including UN diplomatic and consular personnel.
Women are about to lose their freedom: Isakzai
Afghanistan’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ghulam M Isakzai said, “The Taliban is not honoring its promises and commitments made in its statements in Doha and other international fora.” Residents are living in fear. Today I am speaking on behalf of the millions of people in Afghanistan. I am referring to the millions of Afghan girls and women who are about to lose their freedom to go to school and participate in political, economic and social life. The Taliban have started house-to-house searches by registering their names and are looking for people on the target list.
‘We cannot spare the people of Afghanistan’
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said, “I urge the UNSC and the international community to stand together, work together and use all their means to suppress the global terrorist threat in Afghanistan.” Afghans are a proud people. They know generations of war and hardship. They deserve our full support. The coming days will be important. The world is watching. We cannot and should not leave the people of Afghanistan. The international community must unite to ensure that Afghanistan is never again used as a platform or safe haven for terrorist organizations.
We are getting shocking reports of human rights restrictions across the country. I am particularly concerned by the increasing human rights violations against women and girls in Afghanistan who fear the return of the dark days. I urge all parties, especially the Taliban, to exercise utmost restraint to protect lives and ensure that humanitarian needs are met. The conflict has forced hundreds of thousands out of their homes. The capital city (Kabul) has seen a huge influx of internally displaced persons from provinces (Afghanistan) across the country, where they felt unsafe and fled during the fighting. I remind all parties of their obligations to protect citizens.
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