Pakistani intelligence agency played an important role in Taliban occupation of Afghanistan: US Congressman

WASHINGTON: Pakistan and its intelligence service have been instrumental in promoting the Taliban and eventually allowing it to take over Afghanistan, a top Republican lawmaker has alleged, with Islamabad celebrating the victory of the group which is “disgusting”. will bring untold cruelty” “to the Afghans.
Congressman Steve Chabot, co-chair of the India Caucus, said in his address to the Hindu Political Action Committee’s virtual gala on Sunday that he commended the Indian government for welcoming the Afghan religious minorities, who fear persecution at their hands. The Taliban and their bad regime.
“On the contrary, we all know that Pakistan, and especially its intelligence services, played a key role in promoting the Taliban and eventually allowing them to take power. It is disgusting to see Pakistani officials celebrating the victory of this group. Which will bring untold cruelty to the Afghan people,” Chabot said.
“Pakistan’s own persecution of religious minorities, however, gets the very little attention it deserves here in the US. It would be better if we educate our fellow citizens about these abuses. Persecution especially kidnapping, forced religion The change is manifested in the heinous practice of forced marriage of underage Hindu girls to older Muslim men,” he said.
He said such allegations are not mere rumours.
Major news organizations and human rights groups have documented the practice, with many heartbreaking stories of girls being taken from their families in their early teens, and trafficked into forced marriages. These abuses are often ignored, the Congressman said.
In his address, Chabot said that with nearly 6 million Hindus in America, Hindus are unquestionably an integral part of society throughout the United States.
“Through a strong work ethic and high educational attainment, Hindus exemplify the American dream. These qualities allow Hindus to play important roles in communities across the country, and also give back to those communities in many ways,” They said.
This is why reports of increased discrimination against Hindu Americans across the country are so worrying, he said, adding that such discrimination has no place in America.
“We should all be looking for ways to end this,” Chabot said.

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