Remarks by spokesman of Islamic Emirate concerning the ongoing Kashmir crisis

Yesterday the Taliban released a statement on Kashmir and the Indian conflict. “Reports are being published that India has revoked the autonomous status of Kashmir, sent additional troops, imposed a state of emergency and created difficulties and hardships for the resident Muslim population.

The Islamic Emirate expresses deep sadness in this regard and urges both India and Pakistan to refrain from taking steps that could pave a way for violence and complications in the region and usurp the rights of Kashmiris.

Having gained bitter experiences from war and conflict, we urge peace and use of rational pathways to solve regional issues.

We call on both involved parties, OIC, Islamic countries, the United Nations and other influential institutions to play a constructive role in preventing insecurity in Kashmir. By using your influence, encourage both sides to prevent the spread of crisis and resolve the issue in a calm and composed manner.

Linking the issue of Kashmir with that of Afghanistan by some parties will not aid in improving the crisis at hand because the issue of Afghanistan is not related nor should Afghanistan be turned into the theater of competition between other countries.

Spokesman of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

Zabihullah Mujahid

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