The Taliban administration, which came to power in Afghanistan with the promise of an inclusive government, no longer surprised me. While people are afraid to go out on the streets in everyday life, the withdrawal of women from the workforce has put the already bad economy in a bottleneck. Particularly in recent days, successive developments have revealed that the “new Taliban” are no different from the 1996-2001 government in terms of political rights and freedoms.
Here are the first actions of the Taliban government:
Photojournalist Nematullah Naqdi and journalist Taqi Daryabi were beaten by the Taliban for watching protests in Kabul.
The interim government banned women from playing cricket and other sports at the cabinet meeting the day before. Ahmedullah Vasik, vice chairman of the Taliban Cultural Commission, told Australian broadcaster SBS that they considered it “neither appropriate nor necessary” for women to play sports. On a question about the future of the Afghanistan Women’s National Cricket Team, Vasik said the men’s team will play a friendly match in Australia in November and said: “I don’t think women can play football. cricket, it is not necessary for women to play cricket. Because they may not be able to cover their face and body while playing cricket. “Islam does not allow women to be seen this way,” he said.
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Boys and girls used to play cricket in a schoolyard in Kabul in the past.
TWO JOURNALISTS BOUND TO DEATH
Two Afghan journalists, who were arrested Wednesday for attending anti-Taliban protests in Kabul and taken to the police station, were beaten with sticks there. Photojournalist Nematullah Nakdi told AFP that a Taliban activist smashed his face with his foot and said: “My face hit the concrete. They kicked me in the head. “I thought they were going to kill me,” he said. Taki Daryabi, the other journalist who suffered violence, said: “It hurts so much that I cannot move.
POLITICAL PARTIES ARE ALSO PROHIBITED
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At the same time, the Taliban’s deputy information minister said the new government is against political pluralism in the country, and therefore against political parties, on the grounds that it could lead to sectarian conflicts.
BREEDING HAS INCREASED
In the country, where food and fuel prices are rising rapidly, the Taliban’s refusal to grant work permits to women and declining public sector wages have taken a toll on people’s livelihoods .
Latifa Alizada (27), mother of 3, who works as a nurse in the capital Kabul, had to quit her job when the Taliban said she could not work in the same environment as men and could not touch His salary. Speaking to AFP, Latifa said: “We cannot distinguish between men and women because we are medical professionals. “I quit my job because I couldn’t get a salary and I’m worried about my future,” he said.
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Speaking to AFP, a customs worker said he had worked at the Spin Boldak post on the Pakistani border for 7 years, and his salary, which was $ 240 a month under the previous government, had been reduced to $ 110 by the Taliban. . The employee, who did not give his name, quit his job due to the drop in his salary.