Taliban troops seize Kabul
7 Killed after Taliban armed reactionaries took over the capital city turning it into a patriarchal state, promising the world that it was not the act of terror but a national takeover. Taliban’s Spokesperson, Zabihullah Mujahid on Tuesday in a press briefing said that, Afghanistan women would continue to live their lives but under Islamic laws and respect their rights, this after International community intervention on the ongoing civil unrest.
“We have pardoned anyone, all those who had fought against us. We don’t want to repeat any conflict anymore again. We want to do away with the factors for conflict. Therefore, the Islamic Emirate does not have any kind of hostility or animosity with anybody; animosities have come to an end and we would like to live peacefully. We don’t want any internal enemies and
any external enemies,” Zabihullah said.
However, people have taken to various social media platforms showing images that are contrary to this;
To those who believe what Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed yesterday about respecting human rights watch this is happened on Wednesday August 17. They are attacking people’s homes and arresting them.Many people in Afghanistan who worked for government live in fear now pic.twitter.com/qT5AQ3wDJm
— Masih Alinejad 🏳️ (@AlinejadMasih) August 18, 2021
Older generations remember the Taliban’s previous rule, when they largely confined women to their homes, banned television and music, and held public executions. A U.S.-led invasion drove them from power months after the 9/11 attacks, which al-Qaida had orchestrated from Afghanistan while being sheltered by the Taliban.
Zabihullah Mujahid, the Taliban’s longtime spokesman, emerged from the shadows, in his first-ever public appearance to address those concerns at a news conference.
He promised the Taliban would honor women’s rights within the norms of Islamic law, without elaborating. The Taliban have encouraged women to return to work and have allowed girls to return to school, handing out Islamic headscarves at the door. A female news anchor interviewed a Taliban official Monday in a TV studio.
“Unfortunately the last government was weak, they didn’t keep their promises”
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid tells Kabul residents “their security is ensured” as he addresses Afghans for first time since the group took took control
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) August 17, 2021
South African Ambassador to Afghanistan, Mthuthuzeli Madikiza, during an interview said that the safety of South Africans trapped in Kabul is reassured.
“The Department of International Relations and Cooperation had contacted those South Africans who are in Afghanistan and told us that they’re safe, we must not be worried. They were not told by Taliban troops to evacuate the country,” he said.
This comes after the President of United States of America, Joe Biden pulled out U.S troops out of Afghanistan and on Monday defended his decision on why he withdrew U.S forces.
“I stand squarely behind my decisions, I am the president of the United States of America the
buck stops with me,” he said.
America have implemented the ‘wait and see’ approach to see how the new Afghanistan leaders do in their coupe to hijack Kabul and their promise not to kill anyone.
Ashraf Ghani the President of Afghanistan fled the country in fear for his life and not being able to offer any security for his nation. Taliban’s have taken over the presidential palace and have taken control of all national key points.