Jamiat-i-Islah member under fire over insulting Amanullah Khan
Jamiat-i-Islah member Mullah Abdul Saboor had recently called Amanullah Khan as “a non-religious” leader and said he was the first Afghan ruler who shaved beard and did not wear cap.
Mullah Saboor had said Amanullah Khan was opposed to hijab and wanted to become another Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the first President of Turkey.
But his remarks drew strong condemnation from social media users who urged the government to take legal action against Mullah Saboor.
Meshrano Jirga chairman Fazl Hadi Muslimyar told today’s session no one would be allowed to insult national leaders.
“I have not heard the mullah’s speech, but the religious affairs commission should seriously investigate the issue and share its findings with a general session,” the senate chairman said.
A member of the upper house, Hasib Kalimzai, said Mullah Abdul Saboor should be summoned to the house and should be asked how could he call Amanullah as an infidel.
He said Amanullah Khan was a symbol of Afghanistan people’s independence and all Afghans had the responsibility to defend the symbol.
The Ministry of Information and Culture said in a statement Amanullah Khan was remembered whenever there was a debate about Afghanistan’s progress, development and modernization.
The statement said no leader in the history of Afghanistan could match contributions of Amanullah Khan to development of Afghanistan and his love for Afghans.
The ministry said no one would be allowed to make irresponsible assertions against national values against the constitution.
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