Kandahar: The local Taliban government authorities in Kandahar province of southern Afghanistan denied the allegations of desecrating the tomb of Mullah Naqibullah Akhund, a former Jihadi commander.
Reactions have followed the desecration of Mullah Naqibullah Akhund’s burial. He was one of the previous Jamiat-e-Islami jihadist commanders, and his gravesite is in Kandahar’s Arghandab district. Photographs that demonstrate the destruction of the commander’s tomb have been shared on social media, which the social media users claim constitutes intentional vandalism and flagrant desecration.
The mausoleum of Mullah Naqibullah was allegedly disrespected by hurtful people, according to the Jamiat-e-Islami Party led by Salahuddin Rabbani, a former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan. Atta Mohammad Noor, a former governor of the Balkh province in northern Afghanistan, reacted to this destruction of the tomb by accusing the Taliban of desecration and asserting that they offended moral and ethical norms.
Ahmad Masoud, the leader of the National Resistance Front (NRF), an armed opposition force against the Taliban, also asserted that the armed Taliban had destroyed Mullah Naqibullah Mullah’s grave, which is against the principles and values of Islam. However, the spokesperson for the Taliban governor in Kandahar province claims that the reports of Mullah Naqibullah’s grave being destroyed are false and untrue.
This comes as the tombstone of the late resistance commander, Ahmad Shah Massoud, was vandalized and desecrated, which caused a stir and infuriated the public.