India begins talks for special UNSC meet on Afghanistan situation – News Vibe24

    India begins talks for special UNSC meet on Afghanistan situation - Times of India
    After Afghanistan proposed a special discussion to the UN Security Council on the deteriorating situation in the country, India, which holds the rotating presidency of the UN Security Council this month, began consultations to hold a special discussion in the coming days. cited sources.
    This comes a day after the Taliban launched a second attack on the Salma Dam, which was built by India in Herat. “Taliban attack on Salma Dam fails! Taliban terrorists attacked the #Salma Dam in Herat province last night to destroy it. But, fortunately, they suffered heavy casualties and fled the area as a result of ANDSF counterattacks.” of the Afghan Ministry of Defense wrote on Twitter.
    The proposal was made by Afghan Foreign Minister Haniyeh Atmar during a conversation with Jaisankar on Tuesday night. A statement from the Afghan Foreign Ministry said, “Atmar discussed the unprecedented escalation of the Taliban’s brutal attacks on the Afghan people, which have resulted in the killing of many civilians and the displacement of thousands more.” Atmar highlighted the “war crimes” committed by the Taliban in collusion with foreign fighters and terrorist groups, calling them blatant violations of international humanitarian law.
    Although there was no statement from the Indian government, the Afghan statement told Jaishankar that the UN Security Council meeting would be “important” in the context of “immediate cessation of human rights abuses and the establishment of lasting peace and stability.” “.
    Meanwhile, the “extended troika” – the US, China, Russia and Pakistan – will meet in Doha on August 11 to discuss the future of Afghanistan. Sponsored by Russia, it firmly kept India out of the group – Zamir Kabulov, the Russian special envoy, argued that India should not be invited because India had “no influence over the Taliban”.


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