The chaos that began with the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan is intensifying. In Kabul, thousands of Afghans wait to embark on a “journey of hope” behind barricades at the gates of the airport. While photographs documenting the human tragedy at the airport are served up by international news agencies, developments are taking place in the city center that will justify the fears of Afghans.
Photographs on the windows of some beauty salons were destroyed in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, which was taken under control by the Taliban.
Compared to a few days ago, far fewer women are taking to the streets in Kabul. Those who can come out to the outside world usually cover their face with a veil. Many educated and fearless women who have spent the past decade building their careers are desperate for a way out and fear being targeted by the Taliban.
Horrible images continue to come out of the streets of the capital, justifying this fear of women. After capturing almost all of Afghanistan, the Taliban covered photos of women in beauty salons in the capital, Kabul, with spray paint.
Photographs on the windows of some beauty salons were destroyed in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, which was taken under control by the Taliban. Many photographs were also torn so that the faces of the women were not visible.
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While it was agreed that these Taliban actions were a frightening message to Afghan women, it was also understood that the moderate messages and positive statements given by the organization in recent days were in fact lies.
Speaking on CNN television, an Afghan woman expressed her concern, saying: “I am thinking about my future, what will happen to my daughters if they kill me. My two daughters will find themselves without a mother.
However, it was reported that the woman, whose name was withheld for security reasons, works for a number of international NGOs. The woman said she spent her days desperately begging for help, but none of them responded.
Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen announced that women will not be required to wear the burqa, but the headscarf will be compulsory.
But traders in Afghanistan said their customers, mostly men, were scared and bought burqas for their wives, daughters and other women in their lives because they believed that now wearing the burqa might be the only way to protect them. .
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THOUSANDS OF AFGHANS WAIT TO TAKE A “JOURNEY TO HOPE” IN KABUL
In Kabul, where the Taliban have taken control, those who want to leave the country continue to wait at the gates of Kabul Hamid Karzai International Airport. Thousands of people, including the elderly, women and children, have been waiting to be taken to the airport to leave the country for 5 days.
Afghans, who wish to embark on a “journey of hope” by entering the airport through the gates, where passport and flight permit holders are selected one by one, are held behind barricades created with barbed wire and concrete.
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Babies and children are the most affected by the harsh conditions at the boarding gates under the control of foreign soldiers in charge of security at the airport and its surroundings.
An Afghan, who had been waiting at the door for days to be evacuated, said they were suffering from food and water shortages. Explaining that they were waiting to enter the airport and be evacuated, Afghan said it wouldn’t matter which country he went to and that he wanted to leave Kabul for sure.