Pakistan has been targeting Indians working in Afghanistan through a variety of ways. This was revealed Minister of state for external affairs V Muraleedharan in a written statement to the Lok Sabha.
According to several media reports, Pakistan has been targeting Indians working in Afghanistan. The attacks are being done by several methods. From physical attacks to being kidnapped, Indians have been targeted by the nation. This has been going on for the past 12 years, the Centre informed the Parliament on Monday.
Since September 2019, Pakistan allegedly had attempted to frame four Indian citizens as terrorists under the UN Security Council Resolution 1267. The citizens had formerly worked in Afghanistan. This was revealed by the Minister of state for external affairs V Muraleedharan . It was disclosed in a written statement to a question in the Lok Sabha. “However, the 1267 Sanctions Committee, based on its internal procedures, has not approved the request,” he added.
Further responding to the question, he continued: “Pakistan has been targeting Indian professionals working in Afghanistan through a variety of ways. Several Indians working in Afghanistan on various development projects have been attacked and kidnapped over the past 12 years. With the assistance of [the] government of Afghanistan, India has been able to secure [the] release of many Indians from captivity. In addition, [the] Indian embassy and its consulates have also been attacked.”
Further statement by the minister.
“There is an enhanced concern in the international community at terrorism emanating from Pakistan, including the continuing activities of internationally designated terrorist entities and individuals such as Jamaat-ud Dawa (JuD), Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Jaish-e-Mohammad(JeM) [and] Hizbul Mujahideen”.
“Many terrorist entities and individuals who find shelter in Pakistan and are also engaged in terrorism against India have been proscribed by the United Nations (UN), the European Union and other countries.” The minister also added that JeM founder Masood Azhar was sanctioned by the UN 1267 Sanctions Committee in May last year. The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), at its plenary in June 2018, notified Pakistan in the “grey list” with reasons being that Pakistan supported “continuing terror financing-related concerns, including with respect to the UN proscribed terrorist entities like LeT, JuD and Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation.” (Source: HT)