India on Tuesday said the current situation in Afghanistan is a matter of “grave concern” to it and hoped it will not become a challenge to its neighbours. India also said that the country’s land will not be used by terrorist groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed for their activities.
Addressing a special session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on the situation in Afghanistan, Indian Ambassador Indra Mani Pandey said a “serious” humanitarian crisis was emerging in Afghanistan. Everyone is concerned about the increasing violation of fundamental rights of the Afghan people.
He said that India is hopeful that the situation there will stabilize soon and the parties concerned will find solutions to humanitarian and security issues. “We also hope that there will be an inclusive and broad-based system that represents all sections of Afghan society. The voices of Afghan women, the aspirations of Afghan children and the rights of minorities must be respected,” she said.
He said that broad-based representation would help the system gain more acceptability and legitimacy.
Pandey, India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, said that stability in Afghanistan is linked to peace and security of the region. “We hope that the situation in Afghanistan will not be a challenge to its neighbors and that its territory will be used against any other country by terrorist groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM),” he said. will not be done.”
Ambassador Pandey said the current situation in Afghanistan is a matter of “grave concern” for India being a neighboring country.
He said, “We are closely monitoring the rapidly evolving security situation in Afghanistan and we will ask relevant parties to maintain law and order, ensure the safety of all Afghan citizens, UN personnel and diplomats, and protect human rights under all circumstances in Afghanistan.” and call for the observance of international humanitarian laws.
A special session of the United Nations Human Rights Council has been held to discuss human rights concerns and the situation in Afghanistan after the Taliban capture of Kabul.