Days after Pakistan’s interior minister threatened them with military action, a Taliban official mocked Islamabad by sharing a picture of their army’s surrender in the 1971 war against India.
New Delhi, UPDATED: January 2, 2023 10:28 PM IST
In this iconic image, Pakistan Army Lt. Gen. Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi (right) is seen signing the Instrument of Surrender in the presence of Lt. Gen. Jagjit Singh Aurora, Commander-in-Chief of Indian and Bangladeshi Armed Forces at the Eastern Theatre.
By Subodh Kumar: The Taliban on Monday taunted Pakistan by showing a picture of the country’s military surrender to Indian forces in 1971, saying Islamabad would face the same “shameful” fate if it launched a military attack on them.
In a Twitter post, Taliban leader Ahmad Yasir urged Islamabad to avoid “shame” after Pakistan’s Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah recently hinted at a possible military operation against Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) hideouts in Afghanistan.
“Interior Minister of Pakistan! Excellent sir! Afghanistan, Syria and Pakistan are not Turkey to attack the Kurds in Syria. This is Afghanistan, the graveyard of proud empires. Don’t think of a military attack on us, otherwise there will be a shameful repeat of the military deal with India,” Ahmad Yasir said in his Twitter post.
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— Ahmad Yasir (@AhmadYasir711) January 2, 2023
Along with the Post, Ahmad Yasir also shared a picture dated December 16, 1971, of Pakistan Army Lieutenant General Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi, the Chief Martial Law Administrator of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh), signing the Instrument of Surrender is. in Dhaka. The day is celebrated as Vijay Diwas, the day India helped liberate Bangladesh.
Pakistan’s Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah said days ago that Islamabad has the legal authority to take action against “insurgency hideouts” in Afghanistan if his country is threatened by such groups.
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Pakistani officials said Islamabad could attack Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) hideouts in Afghanistan if Kabul didn’t take action to dismantle them.
“When these problems arise, we first ask Afghanistan, our Islamic brother nation, to remove these hiding places and hand over these individuals to us, but if that does not happen, what you mentioned is possible,” Rana Sanaullah had said.
In response to these provocations, the Taliban said Sunday they would not allow anyone to attack Afghanistan. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid stated that Afghanistan wants good relations with Pakistan and that its officials should exercise caution when speaking.
“No country has the right to attack another nation’s territory. There is no legislation in the world that allows such a transgression. ‘ Mujahid said in a statement.
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January 2, 2023