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Afghanistan crisis had worsened Islamophobia in India: Mehbooba Mufti's controversial statement

"Muslims are always expected to prove that they don’t stand for violence," People's Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti said in her statement on micro-blogging site Twitter.

Afghanistan crisis had worsened Islamophobia in India: Mehbooba Mufti's controversial statement VPN
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Srinagar, First Published Sep 9, 2021, 12:57 PM IST
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People's Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti has once again stirred controversy by stating that the Afghanistan crisis had only worsened the increasing Islamophobia in India.

Clarifying on her statements on Sharia law, which she claimed to having been deliberately distorted, Mehbooba Mufti said India had become too polarised and that she understood why her statements were being used as click-bait to further this impression.

"Muslims are always expected to prove that they don’t stand for violence," she said in her statement on micro-blogging site Twitter.

"Not surprised that my statement on Sharia has been deliberately distorted. Cannot point fingers since most countries that claim to uphold Sharia have failed to imbibe its true values. They are only fixated with restricting women through do’s & dont’s, dress codes etc," she said.

Mehbooba Mufti had received flak for her statement on Wednesday in which she said that if the Taliban follow the 'real' Sharia law, they can set an example for the world.

The PDP patron said that if the Taliban followed the real Sharia law and governed their country, they will be able to share business relations with the rest of the world.

The remarks came hours after the Taliban announced their all-male Cabinet in Kabul, and appointed globally-designated terrorist Sirajuddin Haqqani as the interior minister.

Taliban's recent atrocities on women have been making the headlines. Their recent crackdown on an anti-Pakistan protest by women drew global condemnation. 

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