Taliban is consistently facing the issue of countries not recognizing it as a government. In August 2021, the Taliban took over Afghanistan and ruled out the then government of Afghanistan. The then-president Asrafghani’s Government collapsed when the Taliban took over Kabul in August 2021.
From then to now, the majority of countries are not accepting the Taliban as the official government of Afghanistan. This recognization issue has raised a lot of issues for the Taliban. The majority of the economy was run by the aid and grants offered from the European Union, the USA, and other countries. But after the Taliban took over, no country is willing to donate any grant or aid for Afghanistan.
When the government of Afghanistan was in power, India and Afghanistan shared very good relations. India almost behaved like a big brother to Afghanistan. Many mega projects like the parliament building and many other infrastructures such as dams etc are built with the help of India. But as the Taliban took over Afghanistan, India declared that we will not recognize the Taliban government. Even after this all, India sent a grant of food grains and medical essential supplies to Afghanistan.
Controversy over the ‘Panipat’
Panipat is a city located in Bihar and has a major role in the history of the Indian subcontinent. 3rd battle of Panipat fought between Ahmed Shah Abdali and Marathas has resulted in one of the most devastating defeats for any Indian kingdom. It has been written that around 1 Lakh Marathas were killed in the war. 3rd battle of Panipat is marked as a black day for Indian History. As the topic is very close to the hearts of all Indians, nothing was sparked in the name of 3rd battle of Panipat to date.
Recently a gas pipeline is going to be constructed from central Asian countries to another part of the world. To be part of the project, a gas pipeline will be built through Afghanistan, and for the protection of the pipeline, a new regiment named ‘Panipat’ was formed. This indirectly provoked the emotions of Indians over the topic of 3rd battle of Panipat.