Taliban have been captured in Afghanistan and this is going to prove to be a new headache for the whole world. India’s concerns have also increased due to the way Pakistan has helped the Taliban to return to power. How the rise of Taliban will pose a challenge to India’s internal security, it is very important to know a development for that. When Safdar Nagori, former president of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), was arrested from Indore in March 2008, Nagori, during his interrogation, told the then Taliban’s Amir-ul-Momin, Mullah Umar, that he was a Muslim. Believes the true Caliph of the world.
Terrorist Safdar Nagori told his interrogators that his aim was to wage jihad in India under the leadership of the dreaded Taliban commander Mullah Omar. Mullah Omar is said to have died in Zabul in 2013. The SIMI terrorist had said that he had great respect for al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, but did not regard him as a caliph, as he was overthrown from his own land or rather from Saudi Arabia. On the other hand, Mullah Umar waged jihad in his own country (Taliban). Like Mullah Omar and the Taliban, Nagori was also a Deobandi. At the same time, Osama bin Laden was a follower of Salafi Islam.
According to Indian anti-terrorism experts, even though the terrorist organization SIMI does not exist, many of its terrorists have shifted to Wahdat-e-Islam in India. Nagori wanted to establish ties with Taliban terrorist Mullah Omar through Gulf contacts, but SIMI could not reach the Taliban chief cleric. It is also important to note that many SIMI terrorists have joined the Indian Mujahideen, a Salafi terrorist organization trained by Lashkar-e-Taiba and sponsored by Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). In addition, Jaish-e-Mohammed, another Pakistan-based terrorist organization targeting India, is a terrorist organization similar to the Haqqani Network or Tehreek-e-Pakistan.
Given the fact that Sunni fundamentalist groups in India draw inspiration from the Sunni Pashtun group, the Taliban, currently occupying Kabul, the rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan is no less than a challenge for India. The rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan under the leadership of Haibatullah Akhundzada will send a clear message to all jihadists that the followers of true Islam will eventually emerge victorious and that this is the only way to Dar-ul-Islam. It is obvious that in India too such people will be affected and can become a threat to the security of the country.
From the Indian point of view, the rise of Taliban in Afghanistan will not only present an internal security challenge for the Modi government with large-scale radicalization as the first step, but it will also encourage Pakistan-based terrorist groups to attack India. Even though Deobandi and Salafi are separate Islamic schools, Pakistanis have used Salafi groups such as Lashkar-e-Taiba to attack the Indian embassy in Kabul in the past with the help of the Deobandi Haqqani network. It is clear from this that India’s concern is going to increase with the rise of Taliban.
An expert says that even though Jaish and Lashkar terrorists are not known to carry out joint terrorist operations against India, Pakistan’s ISI has ensured that they are kept on the same pad in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). be launched from Similarly, Jaish has worked with the Taliban in Afghanistan, but it was the ISI that forced the Haqqani network to assist Lashkar militants to attack Indian embassies and consulates in Jalalabad and Kandahar in the east. Let us tell you that Lashkar itself has limited influence in Kunar province of Afghanistan.
Thus, it is quite clear that along with Pakistan being the bastion of jihad, the ISI will play a major role in the Taliban’s jihad control room in Afghanistan. Pakistan will use Sunni terrorist group to fulfill its plans and vent its annoyance against India. Not only this, Pakistan will also use Taliban against its global adversaries and thus it will be a new global headache.