This Article is written by Himanshu Shukla, Student (IP University, Delhi)
The Taliban have promised peace since taking power in Afghanistan and said they would respect women’s rights, but the ground reality is different.
The video shows the militants also firing bullets to drive the mob back from the airport. Los Angeles Times reporter Marcus Yam posted some photos on Twitter on Wednesday and the accompanying text claimed at least half a dozen were injured, including a woman and her child.
The Taliban’s dramatic occupation of Afghanistan has been echoed around the world, and for families like the Mujtbass, the fallout has been swift, deeply personal, and potentially life-changing. AP/PTI
Fox News found a video that claims Taliban fighters roam the streets of Kabul and elsewhere and open fire in search of former government employees. According to the broadcaster, Taliban fighters executed a woman in public in Takhar province on Tuesday for not covering her head.
CNN published a report containing shocking details about the beating of a woman in Faryab province in July. When she told Taliban fighters that she was poor and could not cook, they began to beat her with their AK-47 rifle, threw a grenade in the next room, and fled as the flames spread. The report was based on an account given by Nazia’s daughter Mania.
The Taliban captured a range of modern army weapons when they captured Afghanistan. Big gains, including fighter jets, came as the Taliban stormed provincial capitals and military bases with astonishing speed, capturing Kabul’s biggest prize over the weekend. Now, the Taliban has an air force, 11 military bases. This includes an army of well-trained soldiers equipped with the latest weapons and gadgets, well-planned military bases but most importantly – an air force.
In addition, 11 bases and military complexes were recently handed over to ANDSF which include – New Antonic, Kandahar Airfield, Camp Morehead, New Kabul Complex, Blockhouse, Camp Stevenson, Camp Dwyer, Camp Lincoln (Camp Marmal), Camp Arena, Bagram Airfield and Resolute Support Headquarters (RSHQ) – which was handed over to the Afghan government on June 6, 2021.
Although the Taliban have denied targeting and killing civilians during their attacks against Afghan government troops, the United States government has denied the claims. But last week, the UN claimed that more than 1,000 people had been killed by the Taliban terrorist. The ICRC also stated that 4,042 wounded people have been treated in 15 health institutions since August 1.
In their first news briefing since the capture of Kabul, the Taliban suggested they would enforce their laws more leniently between 1996-2001 than in their earlier times in power.
Local media reports said many women were ordered to quit their jobs during the Taliban’s rapid rise across Afghanistan.
During their previous regime, the Taliban barred women from working, guided by Shariat religious law. Girls were not allowed to attend school, and women had to go out wearing a burqa with a complete envelope and only with a male relative.