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UN chief calls on Taliban to keep promises to observe rights of women, girls

News Agencies | Updated on: 11 October 2021, 23:11 IST
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (File Photo)

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Monday that the Taliban should deliver on their promises to observe the rights of women and girls.

"Since their takeover, the Taliban have - at various times - promised Afghan citizens -- including women, children, minority communities, former government employees -- that they would protect their rights," the UN chief recalled.


"I strongly appeal to the Taliban to keep their promises to women and girls and fulfill their obligations under international human rights and humanitarian law," he said.

(ANI/Sputnik)

First published: 11 October 2021, 23:11 IST
 
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