A member of the All-India Muslim Personal Law Board, Maulana Sajjad Nomani, has now praised the Taliban for its successful capture of Afghanistan.
This comes a day after a Samajwadi Party MP defended the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, equating it with India’s own freedom struggle. Sambhal MP Shafiqur Rahman Barq invited widespread criticism with his praises of the Taliban, including that from Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
Sambhal Lok Sabha MP Shafiqur Rahman Barq said the Taliban wanted to free their country and it was Afghanistan’s internal matter. In the state legislative council, the chief minister slammed the opposition MP saying, “He was shamelessly supporting the Taliban. It means supporting their barbaric act.”
Barq called the Taliban a force that did not allow Russia or the United States to establish themselves in Afghanistan, “and now they want to run their own country”. The MP said when India was under British Rule, the entire country fought for independence.
“They want to be free. This is their personal matter. How can we interfere?” the SP legislator said on developments in Afghanistan. Endorsing the Taliban takeover, Barq said the Afghans want to run their own country in the manner they wanted.”
Afghanistan slipped into chaos as the Taliban entered Kabul on Sunday and took over the reins, while President Ashraf Ghani and others fled the country. The Kabul airport became the focus of chaotic scenes as desperate Afghans tried to escape the country.