'Taliban jingoism to spite India New Afghan rulers raise ‘Panipat’ military Unit

Posted by harsh sultayia on February 15th, 2022

Afghanistan’s period in-between Taliban authorities has introduced elevating a unique army unit named “Panipat” — reputedly drawing idea from the 0.33 struggle of Panipat fought in 1761 wherein Afghan ruler Ahmad Shah Durrani defeated the Maratha army. Several social media customers referred to as it Taliban jingoism to spite India once they hastily took manipulate of the war-battered kingdom for the reason that US pullout final year.

The “Panipat operational unit” might be placed withinside the country’s jap province of Nangarhar bordering Pakistan. In a current put up on Twitter, Aamaj News of Afghanistan mentioned the Taliban statement and shared pictures of masked Taliban infantrymen in army uniform, preserving American rifles and parading in Jalalabad, the capital of Nangrahar.

Historical occasions just like the Panipat struggle are regularly mentioned in spiritual sermons in rural Afghanistan to arouse people’s sentiments in aid of Muslims in locations wherein they recall them to be in trouble. Kashmir and Palestine arise for dialogue regularly in mosques and seminaries in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The statement drew combined reactions on social media: a few praised it, a few condemned it even as others made amusing of it. “God willing, records will repeat itself,” tweeted Javid Tanvir, an Afghan. “It’s very funny. It’s very ignorant. I apprehend that this order is formally from Pakistan due to its troubles with India,” every other Afghan tweeted.

A Twitter consumer via way of means of the call Islampaal wrote that “…Hindus ought to take this as a clean sign. We haven’t forgotten our ancestors. Muskaan sister, we pay attention your cries”.

An Indian citizen answered on Twitter that this “jingoism is not anything new for the Taliban”. “This genuinely suggests the Taliban desperation for a few reaction. Well, regrettably for them, the MEA won’t reply to such comical token acts. The terror institution ought to assist Afghans first, as opposed to doing failed tries to take jibes on Indians.”


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