Afghan weapons, terror, drugs  big risk for region

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Afghan weapons, terror, drugs big risk for region

Modi says transition isn’t inclusive

PM Narendra Modi called for ensuring that Afghanistan is not used to spread terrorism in any other country.

NEW DELHI, Sep 18 (The CONNECT) – India has raised its concern for the first time on Afghanistan developments as Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised questions about the acceptability of the new system since the transition of power is not inclusive, and it has happened without negotiation.

Virtually addressing the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) and Russia-led Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) outreach summit on Afghanistan last night (IST), Modi pointed out that a large number of advanced weapons remain in Afghanistan which will be a risk of instability in the entire region.  

He called for ensuring that that the territory of Afghanistan is not used to spread terrorism in any other country. SCO member countries should develop strict and agreed norms on this subject. In the future, these norms can then become a template for global anti-terror cooperation. These norms should be based on the principle of zero-tolerance towards terrorism, he said.

This assumes significance in view of apprehensions that Pak-supported terrorism from Afghanistan could cause havoc in India, particularly in Pakistan.

अफ़ग़ानिस्तान के घटनाक्रम से जुड़ा तीसरा विषय यह है कि, इससे ड्रग्स, अवैध हथियारों और human traficking का अनियंत्रित प्रवाह बढ़ सकता है। बड़ी मात्रा में advanced weapons अफगानिस्तान में रह गए हैं। इनके कारण पूरे क्षेत्र में अस्थिरता का खतरा बना रहेगा: PM @narendramodi tweeted

Modi called for a Code of Conduct to prevent activities like cross-border terrorism and terror financing and also have a system for their enforcement.

On the recognition of the new Afghan regime, he said the decision should be taken by the global community collectively and after due thought. India supports the central role of the United Nations on this issue. “The representation of all sections of Afghan society, including women and minorities, is also important,” Modi told the summit chaired by Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon.

“If instability and fundamentalism persist in Afghanistan, it will encourage terrorist and extremist ideologies all over the world. Other extremist groups may also be encouraged to come to power through violence,” he said and pointed out “all our countries have been the victims of terrorism in the past”.

He also expressing concern over the uncontrolled flow of drugs, illegal weapons and human trafficking in Afghanistan.

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