The Taliban terrorist movement has announced that it does not intend to make women “victims” of the regime and will allow them to broadcast television and work in the future government. About it informs Al Hadath TV channel with reference to one of the representatives of the radical movement.
Later, the head of the news department of the Afghan TV channel Tolo News Miraka Popal reportedthat women continue to work on the air of the channel, which was seized by the militants the day before.
“Today we have resumed our broadcast with female presenters. Our presenter is interviewing a member of the Taliban media team live in our studio, ”Popal said.
In addition, a representative of the terrorist movement in an interview with BBC statedthat the Taliban “do not intend to take revenge” on the people of Afghanistan.
“We assure people in Afghanistan, especially in the city of Kabul, that their property, their lives are safe, no one will take revenge. We are the servants of the people and of this country, ”said Taliban spokesman Suhail Shahin.
Many Afghans fear the brutality of the regime that ruled in the second half of the 1990s, with public executions and amputations, stoning and banning girls from school. After the seizure of Afghanistan by the militants, many young women, who could face a ban on education and work, became especially fearful of persecution. At the same time, the terrorist group promised to respect their rights “on the condition that they wear a veil.”
However, the actual actions of the Taliban in Afghanistan in recent days cast doubt on their words that women will not become victims of the new regime.
For example, it became known that the Taliban fighters go door to door in search of women who played important roles in public life and apply paint near their homes to mark their whereabouts.
“I received a message from Kabul that militants are going door to door looking for women who have been activists, bloggers, and any other women who have played a role in the development of civil society in Afghanistan. They go from door to door and mark them with bright paint, so that later they can return to this house and do something with them, ” told BBC Homira Rezai, who lived in Afghanistan. According to her, the new regime is already drawing up lists of women who “should be paid attention.”
In addition, local residents report that the Taliban are covering up images of women on billboards in Kabul, insisting that the female body be completely covered with a burqa.