This is an interesting read especially with the recent turn of events in Afghanistan where the Talibans have taken over Kabul.
In a country where education for girls was only starting to improve slightly after a major struggle for two decades, under the current situation it seems all the minute progress will soon be undone. It is a pity to see how the fight between a superpower and a militant group has repercussions for the most vulnerable in society. Afghanistan is no foreign to war and violence. If you have read Khaled Hosseini’s “A Thousand Splendid Suns” and “The Kite Runner”, his words portray a picture of a beautiful, liberal Kabul ruined by violence inflicted by foreign and internal powers.
But who suffers the most? The kids, whose’ schools are destroyed, and the women, who are not allowed to attend schools. The world has seen what the Talibians did to women during their rule over Kabul back in the 90s. Today, the whole world is again worrisome for the people of Kabul, especially women who are expected to go through some of the worst atrocities at the hands of extremist rule.
However, there are also reports of Talibans claiming to be more moderate this time with a new and progressive view for Afghanistan. But do we believe this? Can the Taliban let Afghans enjoy their civil rights? Or is it again going to be hell for the vulnerable in society until another foreign power joins the violence. Is it the end of education for young girls in Afghanistan? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below!