UNITED NATIONS, 21 JUNE: India has called for concerted actions to root out syndicates of terrorism, including Al Qaida, Taliban and LeT from Afghanistan, noting that security situation remains fragile in the war-torn country.
During a special briefing on Afghanistan, Deputy Ambassador to the UN, Mr Manjeev Puri said the security situation in Afghanistan remains fragile as demonstrated by a number of high-profile terrorist attacks over the past two months. “We condemn the attacks in the strongest possible terms and convey our condolences to the Government and people of Afghanistan,” he said. “Concerted action is needed to isolate and root out the syndicate of terrorism, which includes elements of the Taliban, AI Qaida, LeT and other terrorist and extremist groups,” he said. It is, therefore, important that the transition plan in Afghanistan is based on the ground situation rather than a “pre-determined timeframe”, Mr Puri told members of the UN Security Council during the briefing. “It is also important that the ongoing transition must remain Afghan-led and Afghan-owned, must be multi-faceted and should ensure the protection and promotion of the human rights of all Afghans, and lead to the strengthening of the Afghan state and its institutions,” he said. pti