Ground Report | New Delhi: Terrorist camps set up in Afghanistan; UN Security Council President TS Tirumurti has said that the situation in Afghanistan is a matter of concern for all the member countries of the Council. He has said that the council once again “cannot allow terrorist camps to be set up” as it will have a “direct impact” on India.
Terrorist camps set up in Afghanistan
India is a non-permanent member of the Security Council and is presiding over it in August for 2021-22. India’s Permanent Envoy to the Security Council, Tirumurti, while talking to reporters at the UN Headquarters on Monday, referred to a UN report that said there was an increase in the number of dead in May-June compared to the previous months of the year. happened.
Regarding India’s position, he said that the Indian government has clearly stated that it wants to see a free, peaceful, democratic and stable Afghanistan. He said, “We should pay attention to the violence there. At the same time, international terrorism should also be reduced. We cannot allow terrorist camps to come up again in Afghanistan. And it will have a direct impact on India.”
Violence and targeted attacks
He also said that it is important to maintain peace in Afghanistan because its security and stability will have an impact on the entire region. “As of now, we are hopeful that peace talks will lead to a solution, and we hope that there will be no military solution,” Tirumurti said.
“We are convinced that … we must address the question of violence and targeted attacks and these are very serious concerns and all violence must end. The ties with international terrorism must also be cut off. We once again have terrorist camps. There may be no going back to Afghanistan. And it will have a direct impact on India,” Tirumurti said.
Concerned that targeted killings are on the rise and that women, girls, and minorities are being systematically targeted, Tirumurti stressed that through an inclusive Afghan-led, Afghan-owned, and Afghan-controlled process A permanent political settlement with
Concerns all members of the Security Council
He underlined that “it is important for us to protect the gains we have made over the past nearly 20 years,” adding that the aspirations of Afghan women, youth, and minorities must be respected. They need a secure and democratic future. I think this is where we believe that any government that comes to power in Afghanistan should be seen as legitimate in the eyes of the people. Therefore as a result we cannot enforce the will unilaterally by either party. Peaceful dialogue must be taken seriously by all parties. The talks, which they are doing, need to be expedited,” Tirumurti said.
He further said that these are concerns that are common to all members of the Security Council. “We support a leading role for the United Nations as it will certainly help in a lasting and sustainable outcome of the ongoing discussions.”