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Hope terrorists don’t use Afghan soil for fuelling unrest: India at UNHRC

By Hindustan Times

India said at the special session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Tuesday that it hopes the situation in Afghanistan does not pose a challenge to its neighbours. The special session of the UNHRC was underway in Geneva to consider the “promotion & protection of human rights in Afghanistan”

India’s premanent representative to the UN, Indramani Pandey raised concerns over the possibility of Afghan territory being used by terrorist groups, such as Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), to threaten the peace and stability of any other country.

“Everyone is concerned about increasing violations of fundamental rights of Afghan citizens. Afghans are worried about whether their right to live with dignity would be respected,” Pandey said at UNHRC session.

Echoing the urgency shown by India, Afghan envoy to the UNHRC, Nasir Ahmad Andisha, said, “The human rights system cannot and should not ‘wait and see’. We need attention and action.”

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