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When the Taliban captured Kabul from the Northern Alliance in 1996, the former Afghan President Najibullah was shot dead and hanged from a tr… Read More

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Taliban have taken over Afghanistan once again after almost two decades. But, this time, they are demonstrating a little different approach towards women’s rights, their enemies and other neighbouring countries. For example, the Taliban declared amnesty for all and urged women to be a part of the government. In a first, a female anchor named Beheshta Arghand of country’s first 24-hour news network conducted an interview with Taliban spokesperson Mawlawi Abdulhaq Hemad in the TV studio. “The entire world now recognizes that the Taliban are the real rulers of the country. I am still astonished that people are afraid of Taliban,” Hemad said during the interview. “We are thankful to Allah that we have accomplished a desired goal for which our people were martyred — it’s a good situation for the reason that in this whole transition and war not more than 50 people were killed,” he added. But, the Taliban’s last rule from 1996 to 2001 was synonymous with brutality, dictatorship and violence against women. When the Taliban captured Kabul from the Northern Alliance, former Afghan President Najibullah was shot dead and hanged from a traffic light pole outside the presidential palace in the city.

 (Reuters)

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