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Taliban says it has the ‘right’ to speak for Muslims in Kashmir and in India, calls out government

The Taliban’s remarks on Kashmir came after al Qaeda, in its congratulatory message for the insurgent group, called for the liberation of Kashmir and reports of both collaborating.

Raising a big red flag for Indian government and the security forces under the Taliban regime, the terror group has said that it has the right to raise its voice for Muslims anywhere including in Kashmir.

While New Delhi has asked Taliban, which is expected to soon unveil the new government, to not let the soil of Afghanistan be used by terrorist groups against India, the insurgent group has raised concerns by its remarks.

Speaking to BBC Urdu Suhail Shaheen said, “We have this right, being Muslims, to raise our voice for Muslims in Kashmir, India, and any other country.”

“We will raise our voice and say that Muslims are your own people, your own citizens. They are entitled to equal rights under your laws,” he was quoted as saying.

The Taliban’s remarks on Kashmir came after al Qaeda, in its congratulatory message for the insurgent group, called for the liberation of Kashmir.

However, as of now, Taliban spokesperson said that they do not have any plans of raising arms against any country but they will not be stopped from talking about Muslims around the globe as they are one of them.

The development came days after a meeting between the Taliban and the Indian government. In the first formal and publicly acknowledged contact, India’s Ambassador to Qatar Deepak Mittal met senior Taliban leader Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanekzai.

India conveyed its concerns that Afghanistan’s soil should not be used for anti-Indian activities and terrorism. Following the meeting, the Taliban was reported as saying that they did not want to get involved in the issues between India and Pakistan.

Interestingly it is the same Taliban who has massacred thousands of Muslims across Afghanistan and still continue to snatch away rights their rights by forcing Sharia laws throughout the country.

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