Recently a video of actor Naseeruddin Shah surfaced online where he is seen expressing his thoughts on the people who were celebrating the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan.
In the video he has spoken about his disappointment in the few Indians who have been celebrating a takeover by a unit with such an archaic set of beliefs. He also went on to ask the people who were doing so to think over what they want (in terms of religion).
If they want a reformed, modern Islam (jiddat pasandi modernity), or are content living with the old barbarism (vaishipan) of the past centuries.
- Naseeruddin Shah
You can watch the video below to see what he has said.
Here is how people have responded to him.
He's qbsolutely correct. Nobody with sane mind will ever want to get ruled by any terrorist group, let alone Taliban. Supporting the #Resistance2— Bidisha Biswas (@Bidisha090394) September 2, 2021
Padma Bhushan #NaseeruddinShah a Pashtun Muslim migrated to India from Afghanistan long ago. Naseeruddin Shah's elder brother Zameerud-din Shah retired from Indian Army as Lieutenant General.— J D Roy (@jdroy_) September 2, 2021
Respected @NaseerudinShah has a question for Indian Muslims on Taliban takeover. pic.twitter.com/cMwhfPpUap
He's an amazing person .. one of the best Indian artist 🙏#NaseeruddinShah— Samarth (@samarth_kaul17) September 2, 2021
I am a indian muslim but I am against taliban or any terrorist group. actually idk anyone who supports terrorism. cause of some retards , all muslims names are spoilt— ayaan (@ayaan64619614) September 2, 2021
Some Muslims in India celebrating the return of the Taliban in Afghanistan must ask themselves whether they need a reformation in their religion or the age-old savagery Naseeruddin Shah— Journalist Siraj Noorani (@sirajnoorani) September 1, 2021
My relationship with my own Allah is very absurd#Afghanistan #Taliban @ChaudharyParvez Video pic.twitter.com/6TtRHdVORN
Brilliant statement by outstanding actor Naseeruddin Shah, asking Indian Muslims not to rejoice at Taliban victory. We don’t need political religion. Our Islam is different. @Zehra_Zaidi, @PoMoGandhi, @RashVarma, @rashadzali1, @aak1880 , @feministdissent https://t.co/pnQo6d7Bsq— Gita Sahgal (@GitaSahgal) September 1, 2021
Well said 🙌— Farah Khan (@FarahKhanAli) September 2, 2021
Naseeruddin Shah's Message For "Those Celebrating Taliban" In India https://t.co/zMkwSESwUl
It's so important for celebrities and people of influence to use their voice.