Indian ambassador Syed Akbaruddin questioned the source from which the militants were receiving funding.
India accuses the Security Council to “get rid” of the terrorist attacks in Afghanistan.
The Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations, Syed Akbaruddin, today accused the Security Council and its member countries of “getting rid” of the terrorist attacks in Afghanistan. “Do you have too many to keep track?” He asked. “Is it because there is a threshold below which human lives lost to terrorism should not be treated?”
Akbaruddin spoke during a debate on “The situation in Afghanistan” in the Security Council. He also asked why there was no discussion of ideas and action on the Security Council is predicting ongoing violence in Afghanistan. He wondered how these “anti-government elements” were able to withstand one of the greatest “collective military efforts in the world.” “How do these elements work with the most terrible terrorist in the world to kill and mistreat Afghans?”
The ambassador asked the UN to investigate the source from which the militants in Afghanistan received their funding, PTI reported. “When do these anti-government elements have their weapons, explosives, training and funding? Where do they find shelters and sanctuaries?” Said Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin Wednesday, Permanent Representative of India UN.
Akbaruddin also made a veiled reference to Pakistan, accusing him of supporting and funding the militant groups. “The Taliban, the Haqqani network, al-Qaeda, Daesh, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad and another family are all terrorist organizations, many of which are banned by the UN,” he said. “They must be treated as terrorists without justification offered by their activities.”
The ambassador said that there should be no differentiation between “good” and “bad” terrorists. “It is the responsibility of the international community to ensure that the resurgent forces of terrorism and extremism are not sanctuaries and shelters everywhere and at any level,” he said.