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Vandalisation of gurdwara in Kabul raises concern not only for India but for world as well: MEA

New Delhi, October 7

India on Thursday mentioned the vandalisation of a gurdwara in Kabul raised issues not only for it however for the world and the worldwide group must insist on defending the rights of varied sections of Afghan society as outlined in a UN Safety Council decision.

Based on studies, Gurdwara Karte Parwan in Kabul was vandalised two days in the past by suspected Taliban fighters.

“The studies of vandalism and of intolerance clearly elevate issues not only for us however, I suppose, internationally. It is necessary that the worldwide group continues to insist on the fulfilment of objectives outlined within the UN Safety Council decision 2593,” Exterior Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi mentioned.

He was replying to a query on the difficulty at a media briefing.

The us decision, adopted on August 30 below India’s presidency of the worldwide physique, talked concerning the want for upholding human rights in Afghanistan and {that a} negotiated political settlement must be discovered to the disaster.

Bagchi mentioned the decision displays the world group’s collective strategy in direction of Afghanistan and demanded that Afghan territory shouldn’t be used for terrorism in addition to guaranteeing the rights of all sections of the Afghan society together with ladies and minorities.

“The UN Safety Council decision articulates and guides the collective strategy of the worldwide group in direction of Afghanistan. The decision talks about guaranteeing that Afghan territory will not be used for terrorist acts,” Bagchi mentioned.

“It talks of protected passage and safe departure of Afghans and all international nationals from Afghanistan. It talks about holding of human rights together with of ladies and minorities and encourages all events to hunt an inclusive, negotiated political settlement,” he mentioned.

The MEA spokesperson mentioned the state of affairs in Afghanistan figured throughout US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman’s talks in India on Tuesday.

He mentioned there was a necessity to make sure that terrorism doesn’t emanate from Afghan soil.

“We highlighted our perspective on position of Pakistan and what are our issues concerning that,” Bagchi mentioned, describing Sherman’s go to as “very very helpful and productive”.

He mentioned points regarding safety in Afghanistan was a significant focus space within the talks.

When requested whether or not China figured within the talks, Bagchi mentioned it did and added that “China is a crucial participant, an necessary nation” and each nations shared their views.

To a query on the Afghans who’re at the moment in India and wish to return to Afghanistan, Bagchi mentioned the difficulty of resumption of economic flights to Afghanistan is a delicate concern.

He mentioned the visas of Afghan residents caught in India are being mechanically prolonged. PTI

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