New York [US]March 9 (ANI): In a covert attack on Pakistan, India said on Thursday that Afghan territory should not be used to harbor, train, plan or finance terrorist acts, especially terrorist individuals and entities as defined by the UN Security Council , and drug trafficking.
India’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Ruchira Kamboj, speaking at a UN Security Council meeting on Afghanistan, said India “expects that Afghan territory should not be used to harbor, train, plan or finance terrorist acts, especially terrorist individuals and entities, as stipulated by the UN Security Council.” Yes. It also means fighting drug smuggling.”
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Turning to the situation in Afghanistan, Kamboji said the humanitarian situation in the country was “deeply distressing”.
She also briefed the UN Security Council on the humanitarian assistance India has provided to Afghanistan in the past year.
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“In response to the humanitarian needs of the Afghan people and in response to the urgent appeal of the United Nations, India has sent multiple batches of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan. We promise to continue to help the Afghan people.” In this regard, we have provided multiple batches of humanitarian assistance supplies, including 40,000 tons of wheat, 65 tons of medical supplies and 28 tons of other relief supplies. Recently, we also delivered about 5,000 items of stationery and winter clothes to the disaster area. Pupils at Habiba School in Kabul,” said India’s envoy to the United Nations.
“Additionally, we work with UNODC to provide welfare and rehabilitation services for Afghan drug user groups, especially Afghan women. To this end, we provide medical assistance, blankets and feminine hygiene kits on request to assist drug and crime problem office,” she added.
While appreciating the work done by the UN in Afghanistan, Kamboji said India was actively involved in finalizing Unama’s current draft mandate following the Taliban takeover of Kabul in 2021.
She added that India was ready to work with the Secretary-General in an effort to make progress in the Afghan situation.
India was also concerned about the growing number of attempts to remove women from public life in Afghanistan. India called for the inclusion of women and minorities in the future of Afghanistan with full respect for their rights.
“I would like to reiterate again that the security and stability of Afghanistan will continue to be our priority and India will continue to speak out in support of the people of Afghanistan. Peace and stability in Afghanistan is a key priority that we all need to work on together because. India will continue to pursue this To play a constructive role in the process of achieving this goal. The interests of the Afghan people will always be at the heart of all our efforts,” Kamboy said. (Arnie)
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