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Radical Islamism and Jihad (18 May 2020 NewAgeIslam.Com)

Taliban Denied Claims That It Could Join Pakistan-Sponsored Terrorism in Kashmir: Kashmir Is India’s Internal Matter, Says Suhail Shaheen, The Spokesperson For The Islamic Emirate Of Afghanistan

By Shishir Gupta


May 18, 2020


The Taliban on Monday denied claims on social media that it could join Pakistan-sponsored terrorism in Kashmir, underlining that the Taliban was clear that it “does not interfere in internal affairs of other countries”.



Suhail Shaheen, the spokesperson for the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as the political wing of Taliban calls itself, issued the clarification on Tuesday. (Sourced )



“The statement published in the media about Taliban joining Jihad in Kashmir is wrong…. The policy of the Islamic Emirate is clear that it does not interfere in the internal affairs of other countries.” Suhail Shaheen, the spokesperson for the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as the political wing of Taliban calls itself, tweeted on Monday evening.


The strong clarification comes a day after officials monitoring social media noted a spike in posts around claims that a Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid said it was impossible to be friends with India unless the Kashmir dispute is resolved. The spokesperson was also claimed to have said that the Taliban would, after capturing power in Kabul, “capture Kashmir from infidels also”.

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Diplomats based in Kabul and Delhi told Hindustan Times that the Taliban spokesperson’s clarification came after India worked the backchannels to confirm reports about the group’s approach to India, and on Jammu and Kashmir.


New Delhi was told that the social media posts were fake and did not reflect Taliban’s position.


But analysts have also underlined that the Taliban wasn’t a monolithic body and comprises people holding different beliefs. For example, while the group has deep linkages with the Pakistani deep state, there are also some who favour an independent line.


Since the Afghan Taliban’s top decision-making body Shura is based in Quetta and its sword arm, the Haqqani network based in Peshawar, both in Pakistan, an Af-Pak watcher said, one should not be surprised if there is a tweak in this stance under pressure from Pakistan.


Already, political equations are changing rapidly in Afghanistan with the US all set to withdraw from Kabul. Unlike in the past where Islamabad for decades acted as a proxy for the US during the Soviet-Afghan war, this time Pakistan is riding on China, who in turn has close partners in Russia and Iran. This time, Washington is the common enemy.


While the US has ensured that Ashraf Gani and Abdullah Abdullah have joined hands in power sharing, it hopes that the Tajik-Pashtun leader may sign an agreement with the Taliban as the former has refused to be any party to it.


The Indian initiative in Afghanistan is also at cross-roads as Pakistan based terrorists’ groups will use Taliban-ruled Kabul to target India without fear of any Balakot. For all the main players, Afghanistan is turning full circle with Pakistan strategically placed in the great game.


Original Headline: Kashmir is India’s internal matter, says Taliban; denies plan to target Delhi


Source: The Hindustan Times


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  • If you have any evidence that Indian Muslims have been colluding with ISIS or any other terrorist groups present it here or keep your vicious and lying mouth shut.
    By Ghulam Faruki - 5/21/2020 11:35:25 PM

  • who are "they". just speak for yourself.  get out of your obsessive self-importance.
    you are not elected by indian muslims as their spokesperson.
    or have you decided to play even if no one will pass you the ball?

    By hats off! - 5/21/2020 6:14:59 PM

  • Hats Off and Aayina can lie through their teeth but can present no subtantive argument to counter what I said. Don't Indian Muslims have enough to deal with being subjected to hate and violence let loose on them by Hindutva majoritarianism? Have they not rejected overtures by the ISIS and Pakistan-based terrorists? Are your hate campaigns so important to you that you will lie and lie and lie everyday?
    By Ghulam Faruki - 5/21/2020 11:43:20 AM

  •  Truth-twister, name change some time suits, but Eccesnce remains same
    Doesn't matter if it is Proper noun of name, or adjective to suit that proper noun.

    By Aayina - 5/20/2020 11:41:31 PM

  • you are in your usual business of white washing with half truths. so don't start hyperventilating hysterically.
    By hats off! - 5/20/2020 5:51:55 PM

  • Totally false analysis by Aayina. Muslims are angry at Modi for domestic reasons, nothing to do with the Taliban or Pakistan.
    By Ghulam Faruki - 5/20/2020 1:55:40 PM

  • Does Hats Off understand anything at all? I clearly said that Taliban is a curse for the people of Afghanistan. It has made no forays into India or Syria or the United States. What we have to worry about are ISIS and some regional terrorist groups based in Pakistan. Is that hard for Hats Off to understand?
    By Ghulam Faruki - 5/20/2020 1:02:05 PM

  • Recent Indian Government cannot be decived with this tactics, that the reason Muslims are angry and spit venom on Hindus on the name of Modi.
    By Aayina - 5/19/2020 12:32:52 AM

  • so our moderate would like lull the idol worshiping polytheists and slyly insinuate that the taliban is not a danger.
    this is perfectly in consonance with taqiyya.

    By hats off! - 5/18/2020 7:13:35 PM

  • Taliban is a curse for the people of Afghanistan only. The problems for us are the ISIS and the newly formed Resistance Front.
    By Ghulam Faruki - 5/18/2020 11:37:45 AM

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