India’s UN Envoy TS Tirumurti


Zero Tolerance For Terrorism Needed For Afghan Peace: India's UN Envoy

TS Tirumurti mentioned the present scenario in Afghanistan is of nice concern to India (File)

New York:

India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, TS Tirumurti on Friday mentioned there ought to be zero tolerance for terrorism in all its kinds and manifestations for enduring peace in Afghanistan and terrorist protected havens within the area should be dismantled.

Addressing United Nations Security Council (UNSC) briefing on Afghanistan, Mr Tirumurti mentioned, “It needs to be ensured that Afghanistan’s neighbours and the region are not threatened by terrorism, separatism and extremism.”

“There needs to be zero tolerance for terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. It is equally important to ensure that the territory of Afghanistan is not used by terrorist groups to threaten or attack any other country. Those providing material and financial support to terrorist entities must be held accountable.”

The envoy mentioned that the present scenario prevailing in Afghanistan is of nice concern to India.

“The violence shows no sign of abating. The report of the UN makes it clear that civilian casualties and targeted killings have reached record levels. There have been targeted attacks on religious and ethnic minorities, girl students, Afghan security forces, Ulemas, women occupying positions of responsibility, journalists, civil rights activists and the youth.”

Making a reference to the latest killing of Indian journalist Danish Siddiqui and the assault on the Afghan Defence Minister, the envoy mentioned, “More than 100 Afghan civilians were mercilessly killed in Spin Boldak. The rapid deterioration of the security situation in Afghanistan constitutes a serious threat to regional peace and stability.”

“It is, therefore, time for the international community and, in particular, this Council to take stock of the situation, and decide on actions that would help bring a permanent and comprehensive ceasefire and ensure an immediate cessation of violence.”

Anything in need of this may represent a critical risk to regional peace and safety, Mr Tirumurti added.

Extending assist for dialogue between the Afghan authorities and the Taliban, the Indian envoy mentioned, “If the peace process is to be successful, then it is necessary to ensure that the Taliban engage in negotiations in good faith, eschew the path of violence, sever ties with the Al Qaeda and other terrorist organisations, and commit itself towards reaching a political solution.”

Violence and navy risk can’t be used to strengthen the negotiating place of any aspect. A tangible demonstration of this dedication is required, he added.

Mr Tirumurti additional mentioned that India needs to see an impartial, peaceable, sovereign, democratic, steady and affluent Afghanistan. “I would like to reiterate our support for an inclusive, Afghan-led, Afghan-owned and Afghan-controlled peace process. Any political arrangement or settlement in Afghanistan must ensure that the gains of the last two decades are protected, and not reversed.”

He additional mentioned India helps a number one function for the United Nations and calls on the Secretary General to take an initiative in the direction of discovering a long-lasting and sturdy consequence. “We welcome any move towards a genuine political settlement that leads to these objectives. The only way forward are negotiations that will provide an acceptable compromise reflecting the Doha Process, the Moscow Format and the Istanbul Process.”

Lastly, he concluded by saying that India will proceed to face with Afghanistan in guaranteeing that peace and stability are restored by way of a authentic and clear democratic course of that’s important for the long-term stability of Afghanistan and the area.

“We will continue to provide all support to Afghanistan in realizing their aspirations for a peaceful, democratic and prosperous future, free of terror, where the rights and interests of all sections of the Afghan society are promoted and protected.”

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