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British newspaper talks about millions of women who will face persecution in Afghanistan


The Independent newspaper published an article by the writer Rabina Khan on the situation of Afghan women with the return of the Taliban terrorist movement to control large parts of the country.
” In 2001, when the Taliban held power, women were denied education and employment, could not visit health centers and were forced to wear the burqa,” Khan said.
It added, ” The Taliban are now trying to prove that they have changed by seeking allies in – and support from – past adversaries. They say women can have jobs and education, and that this is consistent with Islamic principles and Afghan traditions. Nevertheless, the Taliban have their own warped interpretation of what is right.”
But Khan notes that Afghan women facing oppression say that “the Taliban have not changed at all ideologically.”
The writer believes that the complete withdrawal of coalition forces by September 11, 2021, means that “there are people left to fend for themselves.”
“Since the toppling of the Taliban two decades ago, progress was made in girls’ education when international aid enabled the building of schools and safe access to learning. It was not perfect, but at least it was a step in the right direction.
“In May 2021, in Kabul, Sayed ul-Shuhada High School was attacked, resulting in the death of at least 85 people, including many schoolgirls determined to get an education. This is another sign that Taliban control disproportionately affects girls and women, especially those attempting to carve out a brighter future for themselves.”

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