On August 16, an Instagram account named Muslim Students of Delhi (muslim_students_of_delhi) published a series of inflammatory stories in which they attacked those who were condemning the Taliban by terming them as kuffars. They also asked the Muslims to support the Taliban in closed groups. However, after receiving backlash on social media platforms, the account with 8,600 followers and 449 posts was deleted.
Series of anti-Hindu pro-Taliban posts
Two Twitter users, alloutlefties and lsab17, shared the screenshots of the stories. In the first story, the Instagram account urged the followers to be careful of those who were criticizing the Taliban and stated if the Taliban imposes even 1% of the shariah, they are far better than “all the ‘peaceful’ kuffar governments and anti-shariah masses.
How on earth is all this nonsense tolerated in India? Utter disgrace. And they say there’s no freedom of speech. Wow.@DelhiPolice @indianrightwing @BJP4India @BJP4Delhi @Rajput_Ramesh @Shehzad_Ind @Iyervval @KapilMishra_IND @AskAnshul @myogiadityanath @PMOIndia @narendramodi pic.twitter.com/ZNUDjblT9B— Sodium. (@alloutlefties) August 16, 2021
They further asked the followers not to criticize the Taliban in public, especially in front of “kuffar friends”. According to them, the shortcomings of the Taliban should be discussed in closed groups only. “The only reason they hate Taliban is because they hate Islam, and they hate the Just law of Allah, The Legislator!” they wrote.
In another story, they celebrated that Afghan radio would not play music and women will walk on roads covered from head to toe. They also celebrated the demolition of idols and democracy in Afghanistan.
They wished humiliation for the Kuffar (non-Muslims) and munafiqeen (Muslims who reject Islam or propagate against it) in the hands of Allah. They wished that Allah give strength to those (Taliban in this case) who are on the path of imposing the Law of Allah (Sharia).
According to them, there is nothing wrong in wishing for Sharia to be imposed in Islamic countries as communists want the state to follow the idea of Marx or Lenin, and Hindus wish for Hindu Rashtra. India is a democracy and not a Hindu Rashtra.
The group refused to bend to the criticism they were receiving for the stories before deleting the account.
Some netizens have pointed out that there is a backup account of the group that is still active on Instagram, but it is private, and only followers can check posts or stories.