Naseeruddin Shah shares video message for those ‘celebrating Taliban’s return’.


Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah criticised “sections of Indian Muslims celebrating the Taliban’s return to power in Afghanistan”, and called it rather dangerous. In a recent video recorded in Urdu, the actor drew distinctions between ‘Hindustani Islam’ and what is practised in other parts of the world.

“Even as the Taliban’s return to power in Afghanistan is a cause for concern for the whole world, celebrations of the barbarians by some sections of Indian Muslims is no less dangerous,” Naseeruddin Shah said in a video shared on social media. He also went on to say that those who are celebrating the revival of Taliban, should question themselves, “if they want a reformed, modern Islam (jiddat pasandi modernity), or live with the old barbarism (vaishipan) of the past few centuries.”

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