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“Are Taliban Terrorists Or Not”: Omar Abdullah On India-Afghanistan Talks


Omar Abdullah had earlier tweeted criticising the way of the US forces’ withdrawal from Afghanistan.

New Delhi:

Former Jammu And Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah right now took a dig at India initiating talks with Afghanistan’s new rulers, the Taliban. He sought readability on the Union authorities’s strategy in direction of the brand new regime within the neighbourhood — whether or not they’re considered as terrorists or not.

The National Conference chief reportedly requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s authorities to make up its thoughts on the matter.

“Either Taliban is a terror organisation or not. Please clarify to us how you see them,” Mr Abdullah mentioned, in line with an ANI report.

“If they’re a terror group why are you talking to them? If not then will you move to United Nations and have them delisted as a terror organisation? Make up your mind.”

The former Chief Minister’s feedback got here a day after India reportedly opened formal diplomatic talks with representatives of Afghanistan’s new rulers. India’s envoy to Qatar, Deepak Mittal, met key Taliban diplomat Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai, in on the Indian Embassy in Doha.

Taliban terrorists took energy within the strife-hit nation final week following the withdrawal of US-led safety forces from that nation. Commenting on the large disadvantage, Mr Abdullah had tweeted saying, “I don’t grudge the US their departure from Afghanistan but this wasn’t the way to leave.”  

Meanwhile, a day earlier than the Kashmir chief’s newest remark, his father, former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah, had taken an obvious crack on the Indian authorities saying it should not delude itself that issues have been regular within the Union Territory, lengthy recognized for its insurgency downside.

Laying emphasis on offering sufficient safety to grassroot leaders in Jammu and Kashmir, Abdullah Senior, mentioned, “These panchayat members are the targets of militants and they need to be protected. Don’t live in a cuckoo world and think everything is hunky-dory. We still face militancy and god knows what will happen in future.”

He was talking within the presence of Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha at an occasion in Srinagar.

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