The Congress MLA in Jharkhand, Irfan Ansari, praised the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, saying ‘Afghan people are happy’.
“American forces are committing atrocities in Afghanistan. The truth is something else there. The Taliban and the people of Afghanistan are happy. The American forces were harassing mothers, sisters and children there. The fight is against them,” ANI quoted Ansari.
He added, “Wherever British & American forces go, they commit atrocities on people. There must be peace in Afghanistan because US troops have left & British forces have been chased away.”
The Taliban overthrew the elected government in Kabul and took power by force on August 15.
Earlier, Samajwadi Party MP from Sambhal in Uttar Pradesh, Shafiqur Rahman Barq, had praised the Taliban for capturing power in Afghanistan.
Comparing India’s freedom struggle, Barq had said, “When India was under British rule, our country fought for freedom. Now the Taliban wants to free their country and run it. Taliban is a force that did not allow even strong countries like Russia & America to settle in their country.”