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22 Jun 2017

India's raises questions of terror sponsorship in the UN

India's veiled attack on Pakistan in UN

India has called on the UN to find out from where the "anti-government elements" in Afghanistan were procuring weapons, training and funds.

The statement, made by India's Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin, appears to be a veiled attack on Pakistan which is accused by both New Delhi and Kabul of support insurgents fighting the Afghan government.

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India's veiled attack on Pakistan in UN

World has a 'tendency to treat Afghanistan violence as routine'

"We see a growing tendency of treating violence in Afghanistan as a routine occurrence. Brutalities by terrorist and criminal networks are ignored under the label of anti- government elements or a consequence of a civil and political conflict," India's Akbaruddin told the UN Security Council.

India says there's no difference between good and bad terrorists


India says there's no difference between good and bad terrorists

Akbaruddin also reiterated India's longstanding stance that the international community shouldn't differentiate between good and bad terrorists.

"The Taliban, Haqqani Network, Al-Qaeda, Daesh, Lashkar- e-Taiba, 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 said.

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Attacks prevent Afghanistan from standing on its own feet

Akbaruddin said Afghanistan has suffered a series of attacks on hospitals, schools, funerals, international development agencies and diplomatic missions.

He said such attacks "seem to be aimed at sending a message to a nation trying to stand on its feet."

"Clearly, the international community is dealing in Afghanistan with… an adversary that has access to sanctuaries outside the sovereignty of Afghanistan," he said.

India criticizes UN for not condemning some attacks

"Is it that they are far too many [attacks] to keep track of? Is it because there is a threshold below which human lives lost to terrorism are not required to be addressed," Akbaruddin said.

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