Afghanistan, Aug. 4 -- Afghan Foreign Minister Hanif Atmar in a telephonic call on Tuesday asked his Indian counterpart to raise the issue of ongoing atrocities in Afghanistan in the UN Security Council as the latter assumed the council's presidency for the month of August.

Muhammad Hanif Atmar asked Jishanker to arrange a special gathering of the UNSC on Afghanistan.

The Afghan Foreign minister and Jishanker talked about the escalation of violence in Afghanistan and the violation of human rights by the Taliban and other terror groups.

A statement released by the Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs reads Hanif Atamar accused the Taliban of the increasing offensive which has left thousands of people displaced and has killed civilians.