Taliban remarks: My statement has been misinterpreted, refutes Samajwadi Party MP

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Sambhal (UP), Aug 18 (ANI): A day after the remarks of Samajwadi Party MP Shafiqur Rahman Barq comparing Taliban with India’s freedom fighter, Uttar Pradesh Police registered an FIR against him under sections 124A (sedition), 153A, 295 IPC. “It was complained that MP Shafiqur Rahman Barq compared Taliban to India's freedom fighters. Such statements qualify as sedition. So FIR registered against him u/s 124A (sedition), 153A, 295 IPC. Two others said similar things in FB video, they've also been booked,” Uttar Pradesh’s Sambhal Superintendent of Police (SP) Chakresh Mishra informed on August 18. However, Shafiqur Rahman Barq denying the allegations said, “I didn't make any such statement (comparing Taliban with Indian freedom fighters). My statement has been misinterpreted. I'm a citizen of India, not of Afghanistan, so I've no business with what is happening there. I support my govt's policies.”

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