- Taliban once again destroyed the fence on the Durand Line
- Taliban mounted truck on fence, Pakistan Army could not do anything
- Taliban threat to Pakistan Army for fencing the border
The border dispute between Pakistan and Taliban is increasing. In fact, Pakistan is fencing the border with Afghanistan, called the Durand Line, while the Taliban rejects this border. Taliban fighters break through Pakistani army barricades on Durand Line. A recent video has surfaced in which Taliban fighters can be seen breaking down a fence on the Durand Line in southern Afghanistan.
In the video, a truck driving backwards crushing a border fence around which Taliban fighters can be seen. The Taliban, which Pakistan had helped openly to capture Afghanistan, is now becoming a problem for the same. The Taliban has threatened the Pakistani army that they are ready for war if they try to fence the border. The Taliban have said that they would prefer to fight a war with the Pakistani army over Jews.
Pakistan Army on ‘backfoot’
This is not the first video. In the past, many pictures and videos were shared on social media which prove that Pakistan is on the ‘backfoot’ in front of the Taliban. The Durand Line is called the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan. The previous Afghan government and the Taliban have also long opposed the Durand Line. Earlier this week, Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid told a Pashto channel in Pakistan that Afghans oppose a fence built by Pakistan on the Durand Line.
Pakistan does not consider Durand Line as a border
Afghanistan’s majority Pashtuns and Taliban have never considered the Durand Line as an official border line. Zabiullah Mujahid had said that the new Afghan government would announce its position on the issue. The fence built by Pakistan has separated people and divided families. We want to create a safe and peaceful environment along the border, so there is no need to create barriers.
How was the Durand Line formed?
Abdur Rahman was appointed King of Afghanistan in 1880, two years after the end of the Second Afghan War. In this war, the British army had captured a large part of the Kingdom of Afghanistan. Abdur Rahman was made the king of his own will by the British. After which his agreement with Sir Durand in 1893 determined the boundaries of his and British India’s areas of influence on the Afghan border with India. Then the present Pakistan was also included in India.