( All India Muslim Forum on Taliban )
Lucknow:, May, 5,2009 -All India Muslim Forum strongly condemns the growing barbaric face of Taliban insurgency which has assumed the most menacing proportion in the form of extortion of money from the hapless Sikh community of the region in the name of Jazia.
In a joint statement the Chairman of Muslim Forum Dr. M.K.Sherwani and its President, Syed Rafat have requested the Organization of Islamic States and other meaningful Muslim entities the world over to exert pressure over Talibans to abandon their misconceived notion of Shariah so that the international fraternity may be saved from its likely evil repercussions. While calling upon Pakistan and Talibans to immediately bring their armed conflict to a halt, both the leaders appealed to the saner global community not to allow the United States of America and its NATO stooges to use the ongoing serious developments as a further tool to demonize Islam and execute their known anti- Muslim agenda in the name of ‘ War on Terror’.
The gravity of the situation requires, stressed Dr. Sherwani and Syed Rafat , that the American-led NATO forces which are an anathema to the Afghan people must be immediately withdrawn and replaced by the composite multi-national troops, drawn from neutral states under the aegis of United Nations. It is the last opportunity before the World Body and powerful countries to assert their influence if they want to save the humanity from devastating international conflagration that is bound to spare none.