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India schedules UN Security Council meeting on Afghanistan for Aug 6

India schedules UN Security Council meeting on Afghanistan for Aug 6

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) will be meeting on Friday,  under India’s Presidency to discuss the stepped up attacks by the Taliban in which a large number of innocent civilians are being killed in Afghanistan after the US pulled out its troops from the strife-torn country.

"UN Security Council will meet on Friday, 6th August, under Indian Presidency to discuss and take stock of the situation in Afghanistan," India's Permanent Representative to the United Nations TS Tirumurti tweeted on Thursday.

Afghan Foreign Minister Mohammed Haneef Atmar had spoken to his Indian counterpart S Jaishankar on Tuesday about convening an emergency UN Security Council session on the current situation in Afghanistan.

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The Afghan foreign ministry said Atmar talked about the escalating violence by the Taliban and foreign terrorist groups in Afghanistan and called for a meeting of the UNSC to discuss the situation. India had on Sunday taken charge as rotating president of the UNSC.

"Called Indian FM HE @DrSJaishankar to discuss convening an emergency UN Security Council Session on AFG. UN & int'l community must play a greater role to stop the unfolding tragedy due to Taliban violence & atrocities. Appreciate the lead role of India as current UNSC President," Atmar said on Twitter.

Meanwhile, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has condemned “in the strongest terms” deliberate attacks on civilians in Afghanistan and all instances of terrorism in a resolution passed on Tuesday. The resolution approved by all 15 members of the UNSC also termed as “deplorable” the July 30 attack on the UN compound in Herat.

The Council members said that all parties are required to protect civilians under international humanitarian law and that deliberate attacks targeting civilians and U.N. personnel and compounds “may constitute war crimes.” It also said that there was an urgent and imperative need to bring the perpetrators to justice.”

The members reaffirmed that there is no military solution to the conflict, and declared that they do not support the restoration of the Islamic Emirate.