Afghanistan, Taliban release over 210 Prisoners From Jail: Since the change of power in Afghanistan, the people there are battling with the law and order situation. In such a situation, on Monday, the Taliban released more than 210 prisoners lodged in a prison in Afghanistan. The Taliban took this step despite the fact that Islamic State-Khorasan, Syria and Iraq-based terrorist groups are emerging as a major problem for public security in the country.
According to the Russian news agency Sputnik, the Taliban have released hundreds of prisoners since gaining control of Afghanistan, causing concern among the people of Afghanistan. Earlier this year, the Taliban released more than 600 militants from prisons in Helmand and Farah provinces, the agency Sputnik reported, citing Afghan state media.
At the same time, The Washington Post reported that the Taliban had failed to stop the terrorists, who carried out several attacks in the country after the fall of the Ghani government in Afghanistan. These attacks also included two recent bombings of Shia mosques in Kandahar and Kunduz within a week, in which many worshipers were killed.
Major Taliban leaders in Afghanistan studied in Pakistani madrassa: Report
The Darul Uloom Haqqaniya Madrasa is one of Pakistan’s largest and oldest madrassas and has been called by its critics as a ‘Jihad University’ for helping to spread violence across the region for decades. According to a report in the media, more Taliban leaders have studied in this madrasa than any other school in the world. Madrasa alumni now occupy important positions in Afghanistan.
The madrassa, located in the restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, has had a huge impact in Afghanistan. Madrasa alumni founded the Taliban movement and ruled Afghanistan in the 1990s. According to a report in The New York Times (NYT) on Friday, the madrassa has argued that the Taliban should be given a chance to show that they have gone ahead with their bloody ways since they first attacked Afghanistan two decades ago. had ruled.
“The world has seen his abilities to run the country through his victories on both the diplomatic front and the battlefield,” the madrassa’s vice-chancellor Rashidul Haque Sami told NYT. Late Chancellor Samiul Haq, who was assassinated at his residence in Islamabad in 2018, is known as the “Father of the Taliban”.
Azmat Abbas, author of ‘Madrasa Miraj: A Contemporary History of Islamic Schools in Pakistan’, said, “Being the mother body of Taliban leaders, Haqqaniyya certainly gets their respect.” Haqqani, 41, is an alumnus and led the Taliban’s military efforts. The US government had placed a bounty of US$5 million on his head and he is now Afghanistan’s new acting interior minister. At the same time, the new Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaki and Higher Education Minister Abdul Baki Haqqani are also its alumni.
What did the school administrators say?
School administrators say the justice minister, the head of the Afghan water and power ministry, and several governors, military commanders and judges have also studied at the Haqqaniyya seminary. He said, “We feel proud that our students in Afghanistan first broke the Soviet Union and now sent America too with a sack. It is an honor for the seminary that its graduates are now ministers and hold high positions in the Taliban government. Many alumni adopt the name Haqqani as a symbol of pride.
The report said that the Haqqani network has been named after the madrasa. It is the military wing of the Taliban, which is responsible for the hostage-taking, suicide attacks and targeted killings of Americans. The victory of the Taliban in Afghanistan is a matter of great pride for the students of the madrassa. Critics of the school call it a ‘Jihad University’ and blame it for helping violence flourish across the region for decades. They worry that extremist madrassas and their affiliated Islamist parties could be encouraged by a Taliban victory and encourage radicalization despite government efforts to bring more than 30,000 madrassas in Pakistan under government control.