Javed Akhtar Criticizes Countries Willing To Shake Hands With Taliban, Says, “What A Shame”

Mere weeks after the Taliban’s takeover of Kabul, an all-male cabinet was announced for Afghanistan’s interim government. Soon after, a Taliban spokesperson Sayed Zekrullah Hashimi, declared on live TV that ‘Women can’t be ministers’.

His comments sparked global outrage and though the group responded to Afghan women’s protests by whipping them, there were others such as Indian lyricist Javed Akhtar who spoke out against the move.

Akhtar slammed democratic countries around the globe for being willing to shake hands with the Taliban. He further said,

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“Every decent person, every democratic government, every civilized society in the world should refuse to recognize and condemn Taliban for their ruthless repression of Afghan women or let’s forget the words like justice, humanity, and conscience.”

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