The Taliban announced their government 22 days after the occupation of Afghanistan. Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund has been made the Prime Minister. At the same time, America’s most wanted terrorist has been made the Interior Minister of Afghanistan in the Taliban government. The appointment of global terrorists to the number one and two positions in the Taliban government has taken most of the countries of the world by surprise. In the midst of all this, the biggest question is how will the Taliban get recognition.
UNSC has to decide how the name will be removed from the banned list
According to the formal list of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), there are 135 Taliban leaders in the 1988 Sanctions List. Sirajuddin Haqqani of Haqqani Network is also named in this list. The banned list includes five groups linked to the Taliban, including the Haqqani network, which was included on June 29, 2012. India has been elected as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for two years. India got the responsibility of chairing three important committees. Including the Taliban Sanctions Committee, the Counter-Terrorism Committee for 2022 and the Libya Sanctions Committee.
The Taliban Sanctions Committee was established on 17 June 2011 under Security Council Resolution 1988. According to the 988 Sanctions Committee, a member, even if he is not a member of the Security Council, has to move a motion to get out of the banned list of the Security Council. All 15 members of the UNSC have to support that resolution. Now it has to be seen that what is decided by the United Nations Security Council on the names which are included in the banned list in the new Taliban government.
Talks to both Russia and America on Afghanistan issue
Talks are taking place between National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Russian NSA Nikolay Petrushev on the Afghanistan issue today. Ajit Doval also had a meeting with US intelligence agency CIA chief Bill Burns on the Afghanistan issue. Burns’ visit highlights growing security concerns for India and the US in both regional and global context as the Taliban rise to power in Kabul. In addition to today’s meeting, the issue of Afghanistan will also be discussed at the BRICS virtual summit where Modi, Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping will be there. The SCO summit next week is expected to focus mainly on Afghanistan. The Taliban government has made Sirajuddin Haqqani the Interior Minister. Sirajuddin Haqqani is included in the hit list of the American investigative agency FBI.
Experts say the Taliban’s actions are being closely monitored, with Western governments indicating that the restoration of most aid will depend on whether Afghanistan’s new ruler respects basic rights. While the Taliban have from time to time promised a more liberal regime, and women will be allowed to work. People suspect this. During the last Taliban regime, when it ruled Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001, it banned girls from going to school and women going to work.
Many countries in trouble over Taliban
US President Joe Biden said yesterday that China, Pakistan, Russia and Iran do not understand what they have to do with the Taliban. Biden told reporters shortly after the Taliban announced details of their interim government that China had a real problem with the Taliban. Biden said China has a real problem with the Taliban. I am sure they are trying to find some solution with the Taliban. Pakistan, Russia, Iran are also doing the same. Responding to a question on the Taliban announcing the formation of their new interim government in Kabul, he said, all of them (China, Pakistan, Russia and Iran) do not understand what to do now. So let’s see what happens next. It will be interesting to see what happens.