‘Taliban ideology has neither reformed nor changed’: Center for Political and Foreign Affairs

Tel Aviv: The ideology of the Taliban has neither improved nor changed, said Fabian Boussart, president of the Center for Political and Foreign Affairs (CPFA), highlighting recent incidents of targeted killings, killings and punishments against women in Afghanistan.

In an opinion piece in the Times of Israel, Bossart writes Afghanistan faces one of the most brutal and worst humanitarian crises inflicted by the Taliban And it would be so naive of the international community to take the Taliban’s words seriously when it comes to peace.

Ever since Kabul fell into Taliban hands, many rights experts have raised concerns Regarding women’s security under Taliban-led Afghanistan, Nishank Motwani, deputy director of the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit, a think tank in Kabul, says that “they were just like the Taliban in power in Afghanistan in the 1990s.” They were: Women can’t go to school. They can’t go out to buy medicine without a male mentor. They are looked down upon. It’s an atmosphere of fear.” He said Afghan women feel a deep threat to their lives. The Taliban is gaining national power.

Wazma Sahel, 22, a military officer working as a criminal investigator in the Kabul Police Department, noted that in addition to the regular threats she received on social media, the Taliban had started sending written death threats to that office where she works.

She says, “If the Taliban returns to power, I will either be stoned to death or killed in a public place in front of a crowd, along with other women serving in the government’s military and security forces.

Raveena Shamdasani, Spokesperson, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said during a press briefing that, “When you take away a woman’s freedom of movement, you are limiting her ability to use her family. . Even when you have family members who have been seriously injured during conflict, it is not possible to be able to take an injured child to a hospital without a male escort, it is unacceptable.”

“Since the year 2020 began, the Taliban have targeted women professionals at an alarming rate,” writes Bossart. Police officer Fatima Rajabi, who worked in a special anti-narcotics division, died in July 2020 at the age of 23 after the Taliban intercepted the vehicle in which she was going home and held her captive.

His remains, which contained gunshot wounds and torture marks, were sent to his family. In May 2020, Maryam Noorzad, a midwife in a hospital in Kabul, was killed after three Taliban gunmen attacked a maternity ward.

Noorzad refused to release her patient, who was in labor. So, she, her patient and the newborn were all killed in delivery suits. In June 2020, Fatima Natasha Khalil, an official of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission, passed away at the age of 24. He was killed by a roadside explosive device planted by the Taliban on the way to his office in Kabul. It is clear from the recent incidents of killings, killings and punishments targeting women in public places that the ideology of the Taliban has neither improved nor changed in any way. The words of the Taliban are taken seriously when it comes to peace, especially in the case of women and young girls,” he writes.

(with agency input)


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