India Calls Terror Attacks in Afghanistan Crimes Against Humanity

India strongly condemned the multiple terror attacks that took place in Afghanistan; including those on a maternity hospital in a Shia-dominated area in Kabul; on a funeral procession in Nangarhar, and on a military check post, in the last two days. Further, the MEA said India stands with the people, government, and security forces of Afghanistan; in their efforts to bring peace and stability to the nation. Consequently, the Ministry of External Affairs termed the attacks as “crimes against humanity”.

In light of the attacks, Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has ordered the forces; to switch from “active defensive” mode to “offensive” mode; to resume attacks on the Taliban. Haneef Atmar, acting Foreign Minister, condemned the attacks. He said that such actions will make the nation lose faith in the ongoing peace process. Atmar also called on all parties to stop the attacks. He encouraged all parties to begin intra-Afghan talks; make way for a permanent ceasefire in the country.

In MEA’s press release, India further said there could be “no justification for such continued acts of terrorism”; that the “perpetrators of such heinous acts and their sponsors and supporters should be held accountable and brought to justice”. The MEA concluded by saying, “The holy month of Ramzan should be a period of fasting, prayer and reflection. We call for an immediate cessation of terrorist violence and cooperation to deal with the humanitarian situation arising from the spread of Coronavirus in Afghanistan”.

CONTINUE READING

The case of Aruna Shanbaug that changed the Euthanasia laws...

0
It is my Belief that death is a friend to whom we should be grateful, for it frees us from the manifold ills which are our lot - Mahatma Gandhi. As human beings, out the umpteen desires that we have, one of them is definitely to have a peaceful death....

Justice D Y Chandrachud’s path-breaking Verdict in the Sabarimala Case of...

0
“Will the quest for equality and fraternity be denuded of its content where women continue to be treated as children of a lesser god in exercising their liberties in matters of belief, faith and worship? Will the pursuit of individual dignity be capable of being achieved if we deny...

After repealing section 377, its time to Legalise Same-Sex Marriage in...

0
A draconian, archaic law that criminalized homosexuality was struck down in a historic judgment given by the Supreme Court in 2018. Two years after the judgment, the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) community has now sought legal recognition of their relationships. As the social stigmas surrounding the LGBTQ...

Modern Day Book Burning a.k.a Internet Shutdowns

0
The internet has become an indispensable element in our society for all the obvious reasons. For the majority of users, not a single day goes by where we don't 'need' the internet and the lack of a reliable and fast connection can feel paralyzing. An internet shutdown refers to...

Letter to UNHRC – Dr Kafeel Khan, Punished Because He’s Muslim

0
Kafeel Khan, a doctor by profession and a social activist has been targeted by Yogi Government since 2017, in 3 years he had been maliciously arrested 3 times & imprisoned for around 14 months on the false charges set up against him at many instances. Now he is absolved...

Prison Life In India and its Aftermath

0
Everyone prays to never see the bars of prison in their lifetime. Yet, as fickle as life is, it is quite hard to predict the future. It is in everyone’s benefit to know a little bit about prison life; for movies and cinemas do not do justice to the...