Naseeruddin Shah shares video message for those celebrating the victory of Taliban, says ‘celebrations of the barbarians is no less dangerous’

Naseeruddin Shah shared a video message for those who are celebrating the return of Taliban rule in Afghanistan.

Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah took to social media platform and shared a video speaking criticizing, “sections of Indian Muslims celebrating the Taliban’s return to power in Afghanistan,” and deemed it rather dangerous for a developing society. In the video he brought out the distinction between ‘Hindustani Islam’ and what is practiced in other parts of the world.

As the videos of Taliban’s new dominant and restrictive rule towards Afghans are coming up, the actor said, “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,” He also urged people who are celebrating the oppressive and non-democratic rule to wait and question themselves,” if they want a reformed, modern Islam (jiddat pasandi modernity), or live with the old barbarism (vaishipan) of the past few centuries.”


Naseeruddin Shah didn’t balk from stating it frankly that Taliban is a curse and stated the difference between ‘Hindustani Islam’ and what is what is believed and practiced in the rest of the world. As debates are taking place on whether the new changes in Afghanistan are the new ways of the world or whether a situation raised because of political negligence, the actor added, “May God not bring a time when it changes so much that we cannot even recognize it” He mentioned his own personal belief in god and quoted, “I am an Indian Muslim and as Mirza Ghalib said years ago, my relationship with God is informal. I don’t need political religion.”

Taliban came to power in Afghanistan on August 15 even before US troops withdrew from the nation. The capital Kabul was seized and while the Prime Minister Ashraf Ghani fled the capital, the country was under oppressive and dominant e Times of IndiaTaliban rule.