‘T-word is gone’: UNSC does not mention the Taliban in its terror statement.

By – Devanshi Srivastava

The United Nations Security Council did not mention the Taliban in its statement after the explosions at Kabul International Airport, instead stating that ‘no Afghan group or person’ should assist terrorists operating on the territory of any country.

The United Nations Security Council released a press statement on Afghanistan on August 16, a day after Kabul was overthrown by the Afghan people. Another statement was released on August 27, a day after the explosions near Kabul International Airport was reported. The only difference between the two remarks is that the latter does not make any reference to the Taliban at all. As an alternative, the terrorist organization has been referred to as an “Afghan group.”

As the United Nations Security Council stated on August 16, “the members of the security council reaffirmed the importance of combating terrorism in Afghanistan so that the territory of Afghanistan does not become a target for threats or attacks against foreign countries, and that neither the Taliban nor any other Afghan group or individual should support terrorists operating on foreign soil.”

Instead of naming the Taliban in its statement after the Kabul bombings, the United Nations Security Council said that “no Afghan organization or person” should assist terrorists operating on the territory of any nation.

In a statement, Syed Akbaruddin, who served as India’s permanent ambassador in the United States from January 2016 to April 2020, emphasized the importance of the fortnightly change. “A fortnight is an extremely long period of time. The ‘T’ term is no longer in use “The former ambassador took to Twitter to express himself.

This last fortnight has been difficult for Afghanistan and the rest of the globe, which has been tasked with carrying out evacuation operations in the war-torn nation. In the midst of widespread concern that the Taliban’s ascension to power in Afghanistan would give a boost to global jihadist organizations, a series of catastrophic explosions near Kabul International Airport claimed the lives of more than 100 people. The United States carried out a ‘retaliatory’ attack in which one ISIS-K planner and facilitator was killed and two others were wounded.

With the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan, the Taliban are reportedly getting closer to forming their own government in the nation, which is expected to be an inclusive administration that includes representatives from all ethnic groups in the country, according to media sources.

At this point, the decision of whether or not to recognize Taliban control in Afghanistan is a critical one that affects all nations. India has emphasized that, at this time, the safe evacuation of citizens from Afghanistan is the government’s first concern, according to a press release. “On the ground, the situation is a little unclear (in Afghanistan). The security and safety of individuals are the most important considerations. There is now no clarification about which organization will be establishing a government in Kabul. In terms of recognition, I believe we are rushing the process, “Arindam Bagchi, a spokesman for the Ministry of External Affairs, said on August 27, 2021.