Tag: Taliban

Arms dealers thrive under the Taliban in Afghanistan
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Arms dealers thrive under the Taliban in Afghanistan

Arms dealers are making the most of Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. Weapon-owners are parting with their weapons Weapons from Afghan soldiers make it to the arms dealers. Abandoned US military bases are a major source of weapons. Civilians too are selling guns to the arms dealers price. Weapons in turn sold to the Taliban and […]

‘Do Not Touch My Clothes’ – Afghan Women’s Online Campaign Against Taliban Dress Code
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‘Do Not Touch My Clothes’ – Afghan Women’s Online Campaign Against Taliban Dress Code

Afghan women around the world are protesting Taliban’s new Burkha/Hijab rule. Black burqa has never been a part of the Afghan culture. Women from Afghanistan are posting photos of themselves wearing traditional dresses on social. The online protest with hastags #DoNotTouchMyClothes & #AfghanistanCulture has taken Twitter by storm. Here are few of the protest messages […]

Qatar or Pakistan: Who will control the Taliban?
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Qatar or Pakistan: Who will control the Taliban?

Over the past decade, Qatar has emerged as an effective interlocutor between the West and the Taliban. By brokering peace negotiations in Doha, Qatar paved the way for the American withdrawal and the terror group’s return to power. On the other hand, Pakistan caused the birth of Taliban’s, midwifed by Islamabad’s intelligence services, in the […]

“Are we not part of Muslim ‘Ummah’?”, ask Uyghurs as Taliban plans to deport them to China for money
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“Are we not part of Muslim ‘Ummah’?”, ask Uyghurs as Taliban plans to deport them to China for money

After the Taliban took over Kabul on August 15, there are growing apprehensions among the Uyghurs living in Afghanistan who fear they might be sent back to China in lieu of large sums of money. Some two thousand Uyghur Muslims are living in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan at present and there are reports that the Taliban fighters […]

Relevance of the United Nations
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Relevance of the United Nations

The problem in the case of Afghanistan is that most of the permanent members of the UNSC have their own vested interests instead of unbiased and necessary action over an emerging situation.
If the objective of the US to invade Afghanistan was not nation building, was it to destroy terror outfits taking refuge in it? Hasn’t the US handed over Afghanistan to the same group it sought to vanquish initially?
With no clear vision, the US has not only abandoned Afghan people and left them in the hands of Taliban.
The UN today has become a web of bureaucratic procedures with all the participating nations playing politics for their own vested interests.

Talibani terrorists forcibly taking away girls as young as 12 to be sex slave ‘wives’ for their fighters: Reports
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Talibani terrorists forcibly taking away girls as young as 12 to be sex slave ‘wives’ for their fighters: Reports

As Taliban gains more territory in Afghanistan, its Taliban fighters are going door-to-door and forcibly marrying girls as young as 12 and forcing them into sex slavery as they seize vast swathes of the Afghanistan from government forces, reports Daily Mail. More distressing in the Daily Mail report is that it says that the Jihadist […]

Geopolitics of Central Asia – The New Great Game
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Geopolitics of Central Asia – The New Great Game

Pakistan is trying to cash in on the US-China rivalry to its advantage like it did in the Cold War. If Pakistan and China can successfully manage the diabolical Taliban, India will be the biggest loser in the New Great Game. In Afghanistan, humanity has been sacrificed at the altar of economic-political gains, a dangerous […]