Mumbai: The National Resistance Front led by Ahmed Masood on Tuesday called the Taliban’s caretaker cabinet “illegal” and a threat to stability, security and peace in Afghanistan, the region and the world.
The Taliban on Tuesday named Mullah Muhammad Hassan Akhund as the leader of the caretaker government.
Meanwhile, the NRF urged all Afghans to maintain resistance “against the occupation of the Taliban and its terrorist allies”. Also Read: Don’t Engage In Recognition Of Govts: United Nations To Taliban Govt
It said the illegitimate government rule of the Taliban is a clear indication of the group’s enmity with the Afghan people.
“The NRF believes that the establishment of a democratic, legal and legitimate government can only be achieved through the will and vote of the people in a general election, which is also acceptable to the international community,” the NRF said in a statement. ”
It further urged the United Nations, the European Union, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, the Heart of Asia Process, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, and other countries in the region and world “to hold off recognition of and refrain from diplomatic ties with the Taliban’s regime until such time when conditions based on the will of the people of Afghanistan is realised”.
“We call on the international community to declare its support to the people of Afghanistan in their struggle to free our country from occupation and terrorism.”
Additionally, the NRF said it would soon announce “a legitimate, responsible and democratic political structure in Afghanistan after consultation with prominent political figures and policy experts”.