PDP chief and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti said on Wednesday that the Taliban are now a reality. She went on to add that the Taliban should govern Afghanistan by ‘real Sharia’ law.
“Taliban has now become a reality; they should ensure that their earlier image was against humanity and basic rights; now if they want to rule Afghanistan, they should follow the real Sharia rules which include rights for women – not the ones they say – then only they can have relations with other countries,” Mehbooba Mufti said.
Addressing a public gathering in Akhran village J&K’s Kulgam district , she added, “But if they [Taliban] do what they did in the 90s, then it will be difficult not only for Afghanistan but also for the entire world.”
Chief of the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mehbooba Mufti went on to say, “If the Taliban adopt real Sharia where rights for everyone including women are specified, then they can become an example for the world.”
Mehbooba Mufti’s remarks came hours after National Conference (NC) chief Farooq Abdullah told reporters in Srinagar that he hoped the Taliban would deliver “good governance” in accordance with “Islamic principles”.