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'Terror safe havens must end for peace in Afghanistan'
New Delhi, Sept. 12 -- India has told the UN Security Council that support and safe havens enjoyed by terror groups such as the Taliban, Haqqani Network, Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed from "beyond Afghanistan's borders" must be tackled to fight terrorism and ensure peace in the war-torn country. In a tacit reference to Pakistan, India's permanent representative to the UN, Syed Akbaruddin, said on Tuesday that peace and reconciliation cannot be achieved in an atmosphere of terror. A surge of violence in Afghanistan has "deepened apprehensions that acts of terror are being used to jockey for a place of advantage in the negotiating process", he said. Speaking at a quarterly debate on the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, he said the...
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