The Taliban took over Afghanistan over the weekend! It’s all over the news, and as reported, many people, including men, are fleeing out of the country for safety. It’s saddening, and we hope peace is restored. However, one particular clip hinged on the subject matter has gone viral, and it shows an Afghan girl voicing her fears of dying slowly in history.
Taliban, who had ruled Afghanistan from 1996-2001, has again successfully established their control.
The heart-wrenching clip shared by Human Rights Activist Masih Alinenad on Twitter featured a crying girl whose identity remains undisclosed. “We don’t count because we were born in Afghanistan. I cannot help crying. No one cares about us. We’ll die slowly in history.” The girl said in the 45-second clip.
The future of Afghans is unknown! A viral clip posted by Masih Alinejad on Twitter shows a crying girl voicing her anguish at the world’s treatment of her country.
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Following the clip, the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a statement that “Afghanistan is spinning out of control and that the conflict is taking an even bigger toll on women and children.” Additionally, Guterres claimed he’s deeply disturbed by early indications that the Taliban are imposing severe restrictions on human rights in the areas under their control.
Hundreds of Afghans have fled from their homes carry their families and belongings.
He added: “It’s particularly horrifying and heartbreaking to see reports of the hard-won rights of Afghan girls and women being ripped away from them.” Pakistani Activist and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai equally shared her concerns via Twitter. She had become a symbol for human rights advocates when in 2012, she survived being shot in the head by a Taliban gunman in Pakistan.
A rapid evacuation emerged at Kabul airport after the Taliban entered the presidential palace.
Displaced people have also fled from their homes, carrying their belongings in a public park in Kabul.
“We watch in complete shock as the Taliban takes control of Afghanistan. I am deeply worried about women, minorities, and human rights advocates. Global, regional and local powers must call for an immediate ceasefire, provide urgent humanitarian aid and protect refugees and civilians.” Malala wrote.
Pakistani Activist and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Malala tweeted her concerns regarding the Taliban takeover.
It’s reported that the Taliban had previously ruled Afghanistan from 1996 – 2001 before a US-led campaign ousted them following the 9/11 attacks. Under Taliban rule, girls were banned from going to schools, while women could only appear in public wearing full-body coverings and accompanied by male escorts.
Girls as young as 12 are now being taken from their homes and forcibly married to Taliban fighters.
Taliban portrayed themselves on the international stage as reformed moderates, but locals say they are fighters.
Women who didn’t faithfully observe the Taliban’s strict interpretation of Islamic law were either executed or publicly flogged. Eventually, the international community came to the rescue by launching schools for girls and allowed women to return to work after the Taliban’s ousting from power in 2001.
Taliban fighters raise their flag at the Ghazni provincial governor’s house in Ghazni, southeastern Afghanistan.
There are fears that the misogynistic Taliban could tear up women’s rights.
The future for Afghan women remains uncertain, especially as new reports say Taliban fighters are already going door-to-door to marry girls as young as 12 forcibly. The Jihadist commanders gas ordered imams to create marriage lists and offer girls for sexual servitude.
A U.S. Chinook helicopter had flown near the U.S. Embassy as smoke rises in Kabul.