India’s overseas secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla condemned at UN Security Council (UNSC) assembly on Friday the killing of Indian photojournalist Danish Siddiqui at Kandahar province in Afghanistan.

A Pulitzer Prize winner photojournalist, Danish Siddiqui, who labored for Reuters, was killed in Kandahar province whereas on a reporting task embedded with Afghan safety forces.

Siddiqui was killed in Spin Boldak district of Kandahar together with Sediq Karzai, an Afghan particular forces commander, whereas masking a conflict between the safety forces and Taliban fighters close to a border crossing with Pakistan.

Condeming the demise of the photojournalist whereas on reporting task, overseas secretary Shringla, who addressed a UNSC assembly on safety of civilians in armed battle, later within the day, mentioned, there must be zero tolerance for terrorism.

“Access to new and emerging technologies has enhanced the capacities of terrorist groups to obstruct humanitarian action, including safe and unhindered access for medical and humanitarian agencies,” information company quoted Shringla as saying in a tweet.

The overseas secretary additional instructed the united states that terrorism additional compounds the dual issues of violence towards humanitarian personnel and the shortage of accountability.

“The complex nature of humanitarian situations around the world today demands the urgent attention of the (UN Security) Council,” Shringla was quoted by ANI in his handle at the united states meet.

Meanwhile, an official acquainted with the event instructed information company ANI that the Indian embassy in Kabul is in contact with Afghan authorities to repatriate the mortal stays of Danish Siddiqui.

“We have been informed that the body has been handed over by the Taliban to the International Committee of the Red Cross,” ANI tweeted quoting a authorities official.

Foreign ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi mentioned the Indian ambassador in Kabul was in contact with Afghan authorities relating to the event. “We are keeping his (Siddiqui’s) family informed of the developments,” he mentioned.

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Earlier within the day, Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani criticised Pakistan for its “support to the Taliban” and urged Islamabad to make use of its affect and leverage for peace and cessation of hostilities, Tolo information reported.

The Afghan President additionally condoled the demise of Danish Siddiqui in a Facebook submit. “I am deeply saddened with the shocking reports that Reuters photo-journalist Danish Siddiqui was killed while covering the Taliban atrocities in Kandahar,” he mentioned.


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