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In an article published by the New York Times on September 7, 2021, they referred to the members of the the newly formed government by the Taliban as 'stalwarts'.

American newspaper based in the New York city, recently published an article in which they called many members of the Taliban government as “stalwarts".

The article was published on September 7, 2021, and the headline of the article was: “Taliban Appoint Stalwarts to Top Government Posts".

It must be noted that since a very long time, the United States of America (USA) is of the view that Taliban is a "movement" and not a terrorist group. According to the USA, all that the Taliban does, be it bombing or killing, is because they are fighting for their “rights" and “dignity".

The article which was published by the New York Times on September 7 also stated how the forming of the Taliban government is justified, as Afghanistan has been struggling for stability since 2001.

At the same time, the same article mentioned that many members of Taliban are recognised as terrorists by the United Nations and United States, too. And now, the irony is that these recognised terrorists are set to lead a country!

The article by the New York Times was published when the Taliban announced a 33-all men-member cabinet of the Afghanistan government which will be headed by Mullah Muhammad Hassan Akhund, the new Afghan prime minister.

It must be noted that this was not the first time when the New York Times glorified the Taliban. Earlier, too, this news agency has published many articles which were not “for" the Taliban, but they neither were “against" them.

To understand the approach behind this act, it must be noted that these kinds of articles are written in order to gain sympathy the of readers, so that they start viewing terrorists as victims of oppression. This, in the end, leads to nothing but chaos, and poses a great threat to the world community.

Keywords: USA, New York Times, United Nations, Taliban, Afghanistan, Government, Politics.


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