We have right to raise voice for Muslims anywhere, including Kashmir: Taliban

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Doha (Web Desk): The Taliban have the right to raise their voice for Muslims anywhere, including Kashmir, says Suhail Shaheen, spokesman for the group’s political office in Doha.

In a virtual interview with BBC Urdu, Shaheen said that the Taliban do not have a policy to raise arms against any country. “We have this right, being Muslims, to raise our voice for Muslims in Kashmir, India, and any other country,” the spokesperson said and added, “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.”

To a question on the Haqqani network, the spokesperson said there is “no such group” and they are “a part of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan”.

The Taliban took control of Afghanistan on Aug 15, forcing President Ashraf Ghani and other top officials to flee the country.

The group has been working to form a government and an announcement is expected on Friday (today).