“Have right to raise voice for Muslims in Kashmir” : Taliban.

Untold India 3/9/2021

TNew Delhi: The Taliban has said that the group has the right to raise its voice for Muslims anywhere including in Kashmir. In an interview with BBC Urdu, Taliban spokesperson Suhail Shaheen said: “We have this right, being Muslims, to raise our voice for Muslims in Kashmir, India, and any other country.” Shaheen, however, said that the Taliban do not have a policy to raise arms against any 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 added, according to Geo News. Shaheen remarks are in contrast with the group’s earlier statements on Kashmir, days after taking control of Kabul, the Taliban had said Kashmir is a “bilateral and an internal matter”. Earlier, the Indian ambassador to Qatar Deepak Mittal had met senior Taliban leader Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanekzai on Tuesday.