Muslim youth advised to avoid discussing Afghanistan, Taliban

New Delhi, August (KMS): At least two prominent personalities from the Muslim community have appealed to the public to avoid commenting on the situation in Afghanistan where Taliban have taken over dismissing the US-backed government.

At least one personality has directly urged Muslim youth not to engage in debates over Taliban who are viewed with suspicion in India.

The advice to exercise caution has come in the wake of arrest of 14 Muslims in Assam for alleged pro-Taliban posts on social media.

Khalida Parveen, known for her humanitarian interventions in Hyderabad, on Saturday took to Twitter and made passionate appeal to Muslim youths to focus on their own problems instead of Afghanistan or Taliban. She said it was the job of the Ministry of External Affairs to deal with issues outside of the country.

“It takes a lot of time to understand geo-politics and it is not very wise to comment on the Taliban currently,” Parveen was quoted by Siasat.com. She was apprehensive that there could be a repeat of what’s happening in Assam, taking place in Hyderabad as well, irrespective of the government.

“My main argument is that young people need to be cautious instead of exhibiting passion and intensity about an issue which is still difficult to comprehend,” she added.

Parveen runs Amoomat Society, a non-profit organisation that works for the welfare of Muslim women.

Meanwhile, Waqf Council member Rais Khan Pathan urged general public not to gives statements on the Afghan crisis that may jeopardise national interest. He said India and Afghanistan have age-old relations. Let the government of India take a stand on the situation in that country.

Taliban assumed power on August 15 forcing Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to flee and take refuge in the UAE. KMS—A