Expressing concern over the state of affairs in Afghanistan, India referred to as for the formation of an inclusive and consultant authorities construction, combating terrorism, and preserving the rights of ladies, kids, and minorities in Afghanistan as an “immediate priority” for it.
As a contiguous neighbour to Afghanistan, a pal to its individuals and as a rustic with direct stakes in making certain peace and stability in Afghanistan, India was nonetheless involved over the state of affairs within the nation, India’s Everlasting Consultant on the UN Ruchira Kamboj mentioned whereas addressing a Safety Council assembly on the subject of ‘Situation in Afghanistan’ on Wednesday.
“Our common and immediate priorities include providing humanitarian assistance for the Afghan people, formation of an inclusive and representative government structure, combating terrorism and drug trafficking, and preserving the rights of women, children, and minorities,” Kamboj mentioned.
India has not but recognised the Taliban set-up and has been pitching for the formation of a very inclusive authorities in Kabul apart from insisting that Afghan soil should not be used for any terrorist actions towards any nation.
Since seizing energy in August 2021, the Taliban authorities has not honoured their earlier guarantees to present ladies the best to work and research. Girls are excluded from most public areas, and the restrictions have sparked world condemnation.
The deteriorating humanitarian state of affairs, compounded by pure disasters such because the earthquake of October 2023, has had a devastating affect on the lives of the individuals, Kamboj mentioned.
“It is important for the international community to not lose its focus on Afghanistan,” she reminded and added how the humanitarian help to the individuals of Afghanistan “must be prioritised given the distressing humanitarian state of affairs within the nation.
“Between October 7 and 15, a number of earthquakes of magnitude 6.0 and above hit western Afghanistan killing greater than 2,000 individuals.
Kamboj additionally listed the steps that India has taken to ship materials humanitarian help to Afghanistan and continued its instructional scholarships for the Afghan college students and reassured, “Our humanitarian help will proceed for the good thing about the individuals of Afghanistan.
“India’s growth partnership has included greater than 500 tasks unfold throughout every of the 34 provinces of the war-torn nation in vital areas of energy, water provide, highway connectivity, healthcare, training, agriculture and capability constructing.
With inputs from PTI.