Afghanistan Issue in UNSC: India’s Permanent Representative Ruchira Kamboj in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) spoke in the interest of Afghanistan. Ruchira Kamboj said that being Afghanistan’s immediate neighbor and long-standing partner and given our strong historical and civilizational ties with Afghans, we want to ensure the return of peace and stability to the country.
Ruchira Kamboj said, "We hope that the soil of Afghanistan should not be used for terrorist activities, especially for the bases, training or financing of terrorists and their organizations declared by UNSC." He further said that India has a direct interest in ensuring the return of peace and stability to the neighboring country.
Ruchira Kamboj gave a speech on Afghanistan
Regarding the United Nations Assistance Mission (UNAMA) in Afghanistan, Ruchira Kamboj said that in the UNSC resolution 2593 of August, 2021, the international community The point of view has been expressed, which was accepted under India’s chairmanship of UNSC. They said, "As per the proposal, we expect that the land here will not be allowed to be used for terrorist activities." Rachira also informed that the proposal also includes taking action against drug trafficking.
‘Action should be taken against drug-trafficking’
It should be noted that opium business has flourished in Afghanistan. The opium here has been smuggled into India many times. It is believed that people associated with the Taliban government earn a lot of money through opium cultivation. However, the Taliban government has spoken about tightening the restrictions against drugs. At the same time, the Taliban government has appreciated the help sent from India.
Suppression of women’s rights
India’s Permanent Representative to UNSC Ruchira Kamboj has also expressed concern over the increasing efforts towards removing women from public life in Afghanistan. He called for the inclusion of women and minorities in the future of Afghanistan and full respect for their rights. On Wednesday (8 March), the Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Chief of UNAMA said at the UNSC, "Afghanistan under Taliban rule remains the most repressive country in the world for women’s rights…"
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