India strongly condemned the terrorist attack on the German Consulate in Mazar-e-Sharif on 10 November 2016.
The nation also extended its deepest condolences to the bereaved families and wished a speedy recovery to those injured in the Mazar-e-Sharif attack that shook the nation today. President Ashraf Ghani also condemned this attack.
India also lauded the courage of the security forces that successfully thwarted the attack and saved many lives in the Mazar-e-Sharif attack.
Mazar-e-Sharif: India condemns terrorism
India also said that ‘it strongly opposes terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and stands in solidarity with the Government and people of Afghanistan and with Germany and that the attack in Mazar-e-Sharif is a grim reminder of the serious and grave threat that terrorism poses to our region and to humanity. ‘
India also called on the international community to take concerted and strong action to fight this scourge, inter alia, by denying all support, sanctuaries and safe havens to all terrorists.
Mazar-e-Sharif attack shows lack of interest in the welfare of Afghanistan
The attack killed at least 6 Afghan nationals while at least 120 were left injured after a truck laden with explosives was driven into the German Consulate. The Taliban claims that this attack was in retaliation of US strikes that killed at least 32 Afghan nationals and yet in this attack, it was only the Afghans who got either killed or injured. The attack is similar to the truck attack that shook France earlier.
While condemnation is being done of the attack one wonders why it is all about words and not action in this part of the world. There are no hashtags that say #PrayForAfghans or #PrayForAfghanistan either. Or is it that we are happy with mere words while the civilians bear the brunt of terrorism?