National Resistance Council Urges UN Secretary-General to Side with Afghan People in Dealing with Afghanistan’s Crises

The High Council of Resistance for the Salvation of Afghanistan has urged the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, to take the side of the Afghan people in dealing with the country’s issues. The council, which was formed to save Afghanistan, stated on Wednesday, April 19, in response to recent remarks by Amina Mohammed, the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations.

In the statement, the council called on the United Nations, as a reputable global institution, to make every effort to send aid to the needy in Afghanistan and to end the current crisis in the country, rather than recognizing the Taliban.

The council asked the United Nations how, in light of the documented reports by Richard Bennett, the United Nations Human Rights Council’s rapporteur, of “widespread human rights abuses” by the Taliban in certain areas of Afghanistan, it could propose recognizing the Taliban based on what principles.

The council’s statement highlights recent remarks by Amina Mohammed, which it claims are contrary to the desires and aspirations of the Afghan people, and promote human rights violations and the violation of the fundamental rights of women, ethnic, linguistic, and religious cleansing, the suspension of the constitution, kangaroo courts, and hundreds of other misfortunes.

The council asked, “Can the world today identify a group that violates human rights, instills fear, commits crimes, and is dictatorial as the legal basis for recognizing them?”

It is worth noting that two days ago, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General said during a speech at a university in the United States that the organization is exploring ways to recognize the Taliban by setting up a forum in Doha, Qatar.

These remarks have generated widespread negative reactions among Afghan citizens. The High Council of Resistance for the Salvation of Afghanistan was formed by Afghan leaders in opposition to the Taliban, to save the country from the current crisis.