After SP MP, AIMPLB spokesman hails Taliban

After Sambhal MP Shafiqur Rehman of the Samajwadi Party, Muslim Personal Law Board spokesman Sajjad Nomani has also come out in support of the Taliban. On Wednesday, he issued a statement justifying the Taliban›s occupation of Afghanistan. He said that the Taliban has defeated the strongest forces of the whole world. These youths have kissed the land of Kabul. He thanked Allah for the victory of the Taliban. 

Sajjad Nomani said, “August 15 has been recorded in history. In Afghanistan, the Taliban defeated the world›s greatest power without weapons and without any science. The way they entered the Rashtrapati Bhavan in Kabul, they did not show any kind of pride.” This comes a day after a Samajwadi Party MP defended the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, equating it with India›s own freedom struggle.

Speaking to media on Tuesday, Rahman said that the Taliban have only recaptured the land that originally belonged to them. He said that just like India›s freedom fighters who fought against British rule, the Taliban fought against countries like the US to free their land and run the country as they wanted.  

“When India was under British rule, our country fought for freedom. Now the Taliban wants to free their country and run it. Taliban is a force that did not allow even strong countries like Russia and America to settle in their country,» he added.

Speaking to media, Superintendent of Police Sambhal Chakresh Mishra said on Wednesday that he was charged under Indian Penal Code section 124A (sedition) after BJP leader Rajesh Singhal on Tuesday filed a complaint.  The MP has been also booked under Sections 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence, language) and 295A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs), Mishra said.

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