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At UN, India Vows To Help Afghanistan After Deadly Earthquake

A strong earthquake has killed no less than 1,000 individuals and injured 1,500 in japanese Afghanistan.

New York:

At the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) briefing on Afghanistan, India expressed its deepest condolences to the victims and their households who have been impacted by the devastating earthquake in Afghanistan and vowed to supply help and assist on this hour of want.

Permanent Representative to UN, Ambassador TS Tirumurti, whereas addressing the Council stated, “At the outset, I express deepest condolences to the victims and their families, and to all those impacted by the devastating earthquake in Afghanistan. India shares the grief of the people of Afghanistan and is ready to provide assistance and support in this hour of need.”

Mr Tirumurti famous that as a contiguous neighbour and long-standing associate of Afghanistan, India has direct stakes in guaranteeing the return of peace and stability to the nation.

“Given our strong historical and civilizational linkages to the Afghan people, we are deeply concerned about the recent developments in Afghanistan, especially the deteriorating humanitarian situation,” he added.

The Ambassador highlighted that India supported the Security Council Resolution 2615 that offered for humanitarian help to Afghanistan, whereas guaranteeing that the Security Council would proceed to train its oversight to protect in opposition to any doable diversion of funds and misuse of exemptions from sanctions.

“We note the briefing by the Emergency Relief Coordinator on the working of the resolution. We hope that the ‘humanitarian carve outs’ of this Resolution are fully utilized by the UN agencies and their aid partners,” Mr Tirumurti confused.

India reiterated that humanitarian help must be primarily based on rules of neutrality, impartiality, and independence. “The disbursement of humanitarian aid should be non-discriminatory and accessible to all, irrespective of ethnicity, religion, or political belief. In particular, the assistance should reach the most vulnerable first, including women, children, and minorities,” the Ambassador famous throughout the briefing.

In response to the humanitarian wants of the Afghan individuals, India has dispatched a number of shipments of humanitarian help consisting of 30,000 MTs of wheat, 13 tons of medicines, 500,000 doses of COVID-19 Vaccine and winter clothes.

These humanitarian consignments have been handed over to the Indira Gandhi Children’s Hospital, Kabul, and UN specialised companies resembling World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations World Food Programme (UNWFP).

To guarantee honest and simply distribution of India’s wheat help, the Government of India signed an settlement with the UNWFP for the distribution of 50,000 MT of wheat inside Afghanistan. The dispatch of this wheat to Afghanistan has already commenced.

Moreover, to supervise the utilization of India’s medical and food-grain help and to additional assess the humanitarian necessities of Afghan individuals, an Indian workforce visited Kabul lately (on June 2-3) and met with the representatives of the International Organizations concerned within the distribution of the humanitarian help.

In addition, the workforce additionally visited locations the place Indian programmes and tasks are being carried out like Indira Gandhi Children Hospital, Habibia High School, Chimtala sub-power station and the UNWFP wheat distribution heart.

“We are now in the process of shipping more medical assistance and food grains to Afghanistan. We also gifted one million doses of “Made-in-India” COVAXIN COVID-19 vaccines to Iran to administer to the Afghan refugees in Iran. In addition, we have assisted UNICEF by supplying almost 60 million doses of polio vaccine and two tons of essential medicines,” PR to India for UN stated throughout the Council briefing.

Mr Tirumurti stated that India’s method to Afghanistan, as all the time, will likely be guided by the nation’s historic friendship and its particular relationship with the individuals of Afghanistan.

He added that the expectations of the worldwide group on the way in which ahead in Afghanistan have been clearly set forth within the Council’s Resolution 2593 and reiterated subsequently, together with in UNSCR 2626.

“These relate to ensuring that the territory of Afghanistan is not used to launch terrorist attacks against other countries; formation of a truly inclusive and representative government; combating terrorism and drug trafficking; and preserving the rights of women, children, and minorities,” he stated.

Speaking additional, Mr Tirumurti famous that India is intently motioning the safety state of affairs in Afghanistan and is actively participating with the worldwide group to make sure consensus on problems with safety, peace, and stability.

India additionally strongly condemn the terrorist assault on Gurudwara Dashmesh Pita Sahibji in Kabul on June 18. “The terrorist assault on places of worship of minority communities and targeting of innocent civilian population continues to be a serious concern,” the Ambassador stated.

“The recent findings of the 1988 Sanctions Committee’s Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team Report indicate that the current authorities need to take much stronger action to fulfil their anti-terrorism commitments. There is a significant increase in the presence of ISIL-K in the country and their capacity to carry out attacks. ISIL-K, with its base reportedly in Afghanistan, continues to issue threats of terrorist attacks on other countries,” he stated.

The Ambassador went on to say that the report additional famous that the Taliban is but to dissociate itself from different terrorist teams such because the Al-Qaeda which proceed to stay energetic.

“The linkages between groups listed by the UNSC such as the Lashkar-e-Tayyaba and the Jaish-e-Mohammed, as well as, provocative statements made by other terrorist groups operating out of Afghanistan pose a direct threat to the region. There are, therefore, serious concerns which need our immediate attention and unified action to ensure that Afghanistan does not become a haven for other terrorist organisations including ISIS-K, Al-Qaeda, JeM and LeT. We need to see concrete progress in ensuring that such proscribed terrorists, entities, or their aliases do not get any support, tacit or direct, either from Afghan soil or from the terror sanctuaries based in the region,” Mr Tirumurti stated whereas specifying the necessity to fight the acts of terrorism.

He stated that, on the political entrance, India continues to name for an inclusive dispensation in Afghanistan which represents all sections of the Afghan society. The Ambassador added {that a} broad-based, inclusive, and consultant formation is critical for each home and worldwide engagement.

Furthermore, talking on the rights of girls and ladies in Afghanistan, Mr Tirumurti famous, “We are deeply concerned about recent developments in Afghanistan which directly impact the well-being of women and girls of Afghanistan. There has been an increasing attempt towards removing women from public life in Afghanistan. We join others in calling for ensuring the protection of the rights of women and girls and to ensure that the long-fought gains of the last two decades are not reversed.”

Concluding his briefing, Mr Tirumurti confused that peace and safety in Afghanistan are essential imperatives that each one must collectively attempt for.

“India will continue to play its role towards the pursuit of that objective. The interests of Afghan people will continue to be at the heart of our efforts in Afghanistan,” he stated.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)

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