Representational Image | File photo of Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid (middle) du...

To recognise Taliban or not? This question shows poor understanding of international law – ThePrint

Representational Image | File photo of Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid (middle) during a press conference in Afghanistan, on 17 August 2021 | Twitter/@paykhar Text Size: Much has been made of the tortuous hurdles faced by the Taliban in obtaining international recognition as the government of Afghanistan. It has been asserted that India should wield its recognition powers punitively, refraining from conferring governmental status on the Taliban to rebuke it for previous acts of terrorism. Equally, arguments have been proffered that the Taliban’s violent takeover of Afghanistan and its protracted history of human rights abuses are sufficient grounds to repudiate its …

 

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