UN: India questions terror funding in Afghanistan

RSTV Bureau

India has urged the world community to ensure that forces of terrorism and extremism do not find safe havens anywhere.

‘Ensure that the resurgent forces of terrorism and extremism do not find sanctuaries and safe havens anywhere and at any level,’ India’s Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin‏ told United Nations.

File photo of India's Ambassador to the UN Syed Akbaruddin

File photo of India’s Ambassador to the UN Syed Akbaruddin

Presenting India’s arguments during the debate on the situation in Afghanistan, he stressed on the need of eyeing all terrorists with same lens.

“We must not differentiate between good and bad terrorists, or play one group against the other,” said Akbaruddin.

“The Taliban, Haqqani Network, Al-Qaeda, Daesh, Lashkar-e-Toiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad and others of their ilk are all terror organizations, many of them proscribed by the UN. They should be treated like terrorist organizations with no justifications offered for their activities,” he added.

The Indian ambassador also questioned the availability of the weapons to terrorists in Afghanistan and questioned forces giving them access to arms and ammunition.

India is Afghanistan’s one of the closest allies and has remained committed to support and strengthen capabilities to not only fight terrorism and violence but also to aid development and nation building, he said.

A few days ago, the first cargo of goods arrived, marking the beginning of first such regular service between the two nations.