India At UNSC: India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ruchira Kamboj on Thursday said the international community needs to stand up against new terminologies and false priorities that can undermine our goal of tackling the scourge of terrorism.
Ruchira Kamboj said that the territory of Afghanistan should not be used for individuals and organizations promoting terrorism. India also said that the area should not be allowed to be used by terrorists for shelter, training, planning and financing activities.
India has said that the tendency to categorize terrorism based on the motivation behind terrorist acts is dangerous, stressing that all forms of terrorist attacks should be condemned.
Afghanistan’s security is our priority
He reiterated that the security and stability of Afghanistan will remain his priority and will continue to speak out in support of the Afghan people. The representative of India also strongly reiterated in the UN meeting that peace and stability in Afghanistan are important imperatives for which we all need to make collective efforts to achieve them.
Humanitarian aid given to Afghanistan
Talking about the situation in Afghanistan, Kamboj said that the humanitarian situation in the country is a deep crisis, he also told the UNSC about the humanitarian assistance that India has provided to Afghanistan in the last one year. Responding to the humanitarian needs of the Afghan people and also to the urgent appeal made by the United Nations, India has sent several shipments of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan. We are committed to continuing to provide further assistance to the Afghan people.
India is making efforts for rehabilitation
In addition, India is also working in partnership with UNODC for the welfare and rehabilitation of the drug user population in Afghanistan, especially among Afghan women. In view of this, UNODC has been assisted by supplying medical aid, blankets and female hygiene kits as needed.
Appreciating the work being done by the UN in Afghanistan, Kamboj said that India had actively participated in finalizing the draft of the current mandate after the capture of Kabul by the Taliban in 2021.