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Indian and Pakistani representatives have called on the Taliban to respect the rights of women

Bayan News – Omar Khalid and Kumar Tauqir, representatives of Pakistan and India at the United Nations Human Rights Council meeting, have called on the Taliban to respect the rights of women and minorities.

The Pakistani representative stated that the Taliban must immediately allow girls to be educated, adding that the continued ban on girls’ education and the deprivation of women’s employment has caused disappointment in Islamabad.

He said: “We continue to urge the current Afghan authorities to take immediate steps, in line with Afghanistan’s international commitments, to resume women’s and girls’ education and create conditions that allow women to work.”

Meanwhile, Kumar Tauqir, the Indian representative to the UN Human Rights Council, in his speech, considered lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan to be important.

The Indian representative added: “We are closely monitoring the human rights situation in Afghanistan. Our priorities are the observance of the rights of women, children and minorities, the provision of humanitarian aid to the Afghan people, the formation of an inclusive government in the country, the fight against terrorism and drugs.”

The Indian representative said that his country is ready to actively cooperate with all partners and stakeholders in ensuring peace and security in Afghanistan.

He also said that India will continue to send humanitarian aid to the people of Afghanistan and provide scholarships to students from this country.

The 56th session of the UN Human Rights Council was held on Tuesday (June 18) in New York, with a focus on Afghanistan.

The UN Human Rights Council is holding a meeting today on the situation in Afghanistan

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