The Taliban group confirmed its stance regarding the position of the group regarding India and Kashmir following speculations on social media which claimed that the group would support Pakistan in Kashmir.

Suhail Shaheen, a spokesperson for the political office of Taliban in Qatar, tweeted late on Monday that the statement attributed to Taliban regarding India, is false.

According to Shaheen, the statement was published on certain media outlets. However, he said the Islamic Emirate has a clear policy that it would not interfere in internal affairs of the other countries.

This comes a day after officials monitoring social media noted a spike in posts around claims that a Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid said it was impossible to be friends with India unless the Kashmir dispute is resolved, according to Hindustan Times.

The spokesperson was also claimed to have said that the Taliban would, after capturing power in Kabul, “capture Kashmir from infidels also”.

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