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India asks UNSC to check Afghan terror urgently

IndiaIndia has asked the United Nations Security Council, UNSC, to act against the terrorist outfit active in Afghanistan with a sense of urgency asserting a big security threat to the nation.

Reiterating its commitment to “stay the course” in Afghanistan, India told the UNSC that the main source of instability in the war-torn nation is terrorism and not ethnic rivalries.

Expressing concern over the security situation inside Afghanistan, India has cited UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon’s latest report which said the number of security incidents in Afghanistan was the second highest in 2014 after 2011 when al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was neutralised.

The secretary general’s report “substantiates our view that it is terrorism, and not tribal differences or ethnic rivalries, which is the main source of insecurity and instability in Afghanistan,” India’s Ambassador to the UN Asoke Mukerji said at the Security Council debate on United Nations Assistance Mission for Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Monday.

Mukerji said that the terrorist groups, including the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), are active despite efforts of the valiant personnel of the Afghan National Security Forces and the international coalition forces. “The Council must act against this threat with a sense of urgency,” he added.

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