New Taliban leader not designated terrorist in United Nations list is a mystery: India

Taliban's news leader Mawlawi Haibatullah Akhundzada, is not mentioned on any terrorist designated list by the UN.

By: PTI | United Nations | Published: September 15, 2016 11:46 am
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In a veiled reference to Pakistan, India said perpetrators of violence in Afghanistan must not be allowed safe havens in its neighbourhood, as it slammed UNSC’s sanctions regime for not designating the leader of Taliban as terrorist, calling such an approach a “mystery.”

“The fact that the leader of Taliban – a proscribed entity – is not yet designated as a terrorist individual remains a mystery to us. Can we know the rationale for such an approach,” Deputy Permanent Representative Ambassador Tanmaya Lal said at a Security Council debate on Afghanistan at the United Nations.

The Taliban had named Mawlawi Haibatullah Akhundzada, a conservative cleric in his 50s, as its new leader after Mullah Akhtar Muhammad Mansour was killed in a US drone strike in May. Akhundzada is not on any terrorist designated list.

Lal questioned how, by not designating the head of a banned entity, the world body intends to address one of the biggest threats to peace and security.

“Is it now the thinking that leaders of proscribed entities will not be held accountable for the deeds of the listed groups that they head? Is this how we now intend to address one of the most serious threats to international peace and security,” he said in his remarks.

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Lal questioned whether the response to India’s queries on the functioning of the UN sanctions regime will be a “deafening silence” as was the case when the Security Council Committee 1988, which deals with issues relating to Afghanistan, had met last month, with no information about what was discussed in the meeting.

“We are unaware of what was discussed and what was the outcome of these discussions. Are Member States entitled to know what this Committee, which acts on their behalf, considers and decides upon on, for all of us?

“This appears to be one more instance of the secrecy practiced in the subterranean universe of the Security Council which has now enshrined the principles of anonymity and unanimity to ensure lack of accountability to member-states,” he said.

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In an apparent reference to Pakistan, Lal said groups and individuals that perpetrate violence against the people and government of Afghanistan “must not be allowed safe havens in Afghanistan’s neighbourhood.”

While the Afghan government has made efforts to combat terrorism, “others have callously looked the other way” when Afghanistan is targeted by Taliban, Haqqani Network, ISIS, al-Qaeda, LeT and JeM, Lal said and called for effective implementation of the Security Council’s sanctions regime, including the 1267 ISIL/Al-Qaeda Sanctions and the 1988 Taliban regime. He said this is “absolutely essential” for it to serve as a “strong deterrent” to the listed entities and individuals.

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    Sopan
    Sep 16, 2016 at 4:47 am
    English is a beautiful language. It can be so manited that the terrorist can be reported as cleric. May be the cleric is appointed and the US drones have eliminated the earlier cleric because his program had bugs in it. The new cleric is well programmed and the latest version. All these clerics are implants, to carry out missions of disturbance by the world strategists; missions are though foolishly carried out by riding on the back of corrupt religi*us outfits and openly expose the radical thoughts of both - the power gatherers and fools who are used in this process. Why will such clerics be listed? . .it would be a huge loss in investment.
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      Sopan
      Sep 16, 2016 at 4:55 am
      Its like a big corporation who hires and trains outfits. Once the mission is accomplished, why to pay premiums? just eliminate them. This is what was done to sad*am, os*ma . . .but the crucial thing is these corrupt relig*us outfits are so poorly educated and unreasonably emotional that they get carried away by stories and p on the legacy to junior fools to pick up guns. Where is the independent wisdom? . .may be its does not exist at all because these guys even think of killing while breeding such human looking animals.
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        Yati
        Sep 16, 2016 at 3:30 am
        Terrorism is anti democratic; anti human to support them. Violence is viceful if peace is the way of living.
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          Sankaran Krishnan
          Sep 16, 2016 at 6:44 am
          India is under the impression that the Terrorists are being supported by the Terror Nation stan and its ally China only, and it seems now that UN is also supporting the Terror Acts and groups and that was the reason the Taliban Leader is not an designated Terrorist which is really astonishing and Is UN body also plays double standard while it deals with Terrorism and that too when it comes to India ????
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            Priyank
            Sep 15, 2016 at 8:27 am
            I ume the world needs to thank china for that, the sole supporter of terrorist and failed states even though china itself is victim of terrorism from the terrorists states it supports
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