Afghanistan territory should not be utilised for terrorism: India

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New Delhi — India on Thursday stated that the land of Afghanistan should not be used for the purposes of housing, training, organizing, or financing terrorist actions. This includes drug trafficking as well as terrorists, organizations, and groups that have been named by the UN Security Council.

Ruchira Kamboj, India’s permanent representative to the UN, stated during the Security Council discussion on Afghanistan, “In particular, India anticipates that the UN Security Council-designated terrorist individuals and organisations won’t be housed, trained, planned, or funded on Afghan territory. It also entails taking action to stop drug trafficking”.

The humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan was highlighted by Kamboj, who called it “very upsetting.”

“India has sent multiple shipments of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan in response to the urgent pleas made by the United Nations and the humanitarian needs of the Afghan people. We are determined to support the Afghan people in the future”, Indian representative to the UN stated.

She added, “In this regard, we have sent out a number of shipments of humanitarian help, including 28 tonnes of various relief supplies, 65 tonnes of medical supplies, and 40,000 metric tonnes of wheat. Also, we recently sent 5,000 units of stationery and winter apparel to the Habiba School in Kabul for its primary school kids”.Indian representative to the UN stated”.

Kamboj also provided an update to the UNSC on the aid that India has provided to Afghanistan over the past 12 months.

In addition to thanking the UN for its work in Afghanistan, Kamboj noted that India had actively contributed to the present UNAMA mandate following the Taliban’s takeover of Kabul in 2021.

In addition, Kamboj gave the UNSC an update on the assistance India had given Afghanistan over the previous 12 months.

In addition to appreciating the UN for its work in Afghanistan, Kamboj pointed out that when the Taliban seized Kabul in 2021, India actively participated in the current UNAMA mandate.

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