Islamic Emirates of Afghanistan: The process of transfer of power is going on rapidly in Afghanistan. President Ashraf Ghani has stepped down and Ali Ahmed Jalali has been made the head of the interim government in Afghanistan.
Now the new name of the country will be ‘Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’. With coming to power, the Taliban have also discussed their proposed administrative structure in the country. Women in the Taliban administration will now be given many rights and freedoms than before.
The Taliban captured the country’s capital Kabul on Sunday. Taliban fighters entered the city in a procession from all sides and took over the city peacefully without any violence. A delegation of the Taliban administration reached Rashtrapati Bhavan and discussed the transfer of power with the President. With this Ashraf Ghani has left the presidency.
Power has been handed over to the Taliban. According to Afghan media, President Ashraf Ghani has left the country after the transfer of power. Fearing unrest after the Taliban’s return to power, many citizens are also preparing to leave the country, but are unable to leave the airport due to the closure of commercial aircraft operations. It is being told that former President Ashraf Ghani has left Afghanistan.
Events in Afghanistan have changed rapidly during the last 1 week. In the year 2020, US President Donald Trump, in an agreement with the Taliban, decided not to unnecessarily attack them by the US forces stationed in Afghanistan. After this, the Taliban got an opportunity to spread back to Afghanistan.
After this, the new US President Joe Biden announced the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan. After this, the Taliban started spreading their feet rapidly in Afghanistan and on Sunday captured the capital Kabul.
The Taliban have said they respect women’s rights. A Taliban spokesman told Reuters the women would be allowed to leave the house alone. They would be allowed access to education and work, but would have to wear the hijab. Although the Taliban administration has not yet formally issued a clear policy regarding women’s rights in the country, the spokesperson claims.
That this time the Taliban will give more freedom to women than in the previous administration. In the midst of claims and talks, Afghan women are also afraid of the strict administration of the Taliban. Let us tell you that contrary to the claims of Taliban, after capturing Kandahar recently, the women employees posted in Azizi Bank there were asked to go home and in their place, a male relative of theirs was ordered to be appointed in the bank.
The Taliban administration has once again emerged in Afghanistan after a full 20 years. The Taliban held power here from 1996 to 2001. During this time the Taliban had adopted strict administrative rules. Very little freedom was given to women in these rules and regulations. After the change of power and the formation of an elected government in Afghanistan, the status of women had greatly improved and they were given many rights in the society. Posters and cut-outs of women are being removed along the streets of Kabul and in showrooms.
The spokesperson said the policy on punishment would depend on the courts. The spokesperson said the media would be allowed to criticize anyone, but they should not indulge in character assassination. Taliban fighters have been allowed to open fire at the celebration as talks are still on for a peaceful transfer of power. The Taliban said foreigners could leave the city if they wanted to, but if they continued to stay, they would have to mark their presence with Taliban administrators.
On the other hand, the local people are also afraid of the Taliban administration and they are withdrawing their deposits by queuing in front of the banks. The future is uncertain for many people and they are thinking of leaving the country somehow. However, due to the closure of all types of borders, it is not possible for anyone to leave the country right now. Foreign nationals have been allowed to return to their countries.
The United Nations Security Council will meet today on the latest developments in Afghanistan. This will be the second meeting of the Security Council on Afghanistan chaired by India. Estonia and Norway had requested for an urgent session. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will apprise the Security Council of the situation in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, Antonio Guterres has expressed deep concern over the situation in Afghanistan and urged the Taliban to exercise restraint.