Time magazine released its annual list of the 100 most influential people on Wednesday. The names of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla are also included in this list of Time. The most shocking name in the list of most influential leaders of 2021 is that of Taliban co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar. In the current Taliban government of Afghanistan, Baradar has been given the post of Deputy Prime Minister.
These people are included in the list of times
US President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, Chinese President Xi Jinping, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex Prince Harry and Meghan are among the list of the 100 most influential people of 2021, released on Wednesday. Apart from this, the names of former US President Donald Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi and Tesla CEO Elon Musk are included.
Who is Mulla Abdul Ghani Baradar
After being released from prison three years ago, Taliban leader Abdul Ghani Baradar emerged as the undisputed winner of the 20-year war in Afghanistan. This is the face that the Taliban put forward in talks with every country in the world. Abdul Ghani Baradar was born around 1968 in Deh Rahwud, a district in Uruzgan province of Afghanistan and in Vitmak village of this district. There is a clan of this area, Popalzai and a sub-branch of this clan is Abdul Ghani Baradar Durrani Pashtun, who belongs to the Sadozai clan. It is said that her friendship with Mohammad Umar happened in her teens.
Baradar’s brother-in-law was Mulla Umar
Abdul Ghani Baradar Ki Jawani is the story of Afghanistan’s relentless and ruthless struggle. Born in 1968 in Uruzgan province, Baradar was a religious fanatic from the beginning. Baradar fought in the Afghan Mujahideen against the Soviet Union in the 1980s. After the Russians were driven out in 1992, Afghanistan was engulfed in civil war between rival warlords. After which Baradar established a madrasa in Kandahar with his former commander and brother-in-law, Mulla Umar.
Found Taliban together with Mullah Omar
After which Mullah Omar and Mullah Baradar together established the Taliban. The Taliban was initially a movement led by young Islamic scholars dedicated to the religious purification of the country and the creation of an emit. Initially, everything went smoothly, but later this group took up arms and it turned into a violent movement at the behist of Pakistani intelligence agency ISI. By 1996, the Taliban captured the whole of Afghanistan and established the Islamic Emirate.
Baradar was a Taliban strategist even in 1996
Abdul Ghani Baradar, the second Taliban leader after Mullah Omar, was still considered the hero of victory. It is said that Baradar had devised a strategy for the Taliban then. Baradar held military and administrative roles in the five-year Taliban regime. Baradar was the country’s deputy defense minister when the US invaded Afghanistan in 2001. During the Taliban’s 20-year exile, Baradar gained a reputation for being a powerful military leader and a meticulous political operative.