The man in this video is a Pakistan-based Islamic cleric -- not a Taliban leader in Afghanistan

Published on 29/09/2021 at 11:42

A video has been shared repeatedly in Facebook posts that claim it shows a Taliban leader in Afghanistan praising India’s ruling political party and a right-wing Hindu group. The claim is false: the footage -- which has circulated online since 2019 -- shows a Pakistan-based Islamic cleric discussing the origins of the political party and the Hindu group.