After the Us lead Coalition left Afghanistan after 20 years of War, finally Afghans under Taliban are looking towards a prosperous future with any external influence.
The decades-long war in Afghanistan has finally ended. The question now arises, what’s next? Things in Afghanistan were abstruse for the past few decades. After defeating the soviets in the region, many internal and external actors were continuously trying to make their influence in the region along with Afghans who were fighting for their independence, democracy, and freedom. US wanted to make their stronghold in AFG for their safety purpose after the 9/11 attack, Pakistan being an ally of the US was also involved and they wanted to make their borders secure due to the increasing terrorism.
Biden’s decision to withdraw the last batch of US troops from Afghanistan has drawn some criticism from US political and military leaders, who feared that it would promote the Taliban’s return to power and the restoration of strict Islamic laws. Biden believes that getting rid of the Taliban in Afghanistan is not a burden on the United States. Given the possibility of success, the cost of staying is too high; the United States has caused about 2,400 deaths and spent about US$970 billion on the conflict.
He has always believed that US policy in Afghanistan must focus on protecting the US from terrorist attacks. In a deal with the United States under Trump’s leadership, the Taliban vowed not to allow Al Qaeda or other groups to use the country to threaten the safety of the United States or its allies. Skeptics believe that such assurances from the Taliban are meaningless but we are looking forward to the prospects of Afghans under Taliban.
In the recent past, the negotiations between the US and Taliban were proceeding at a good pace. Things were clear that the US wanted to move out from AFG as they had been bearing billions of losses with no improvement in the region. Taliban’s intentions were quite straightforward in that they do not want to include the AFGHAN government at all as they termed them as US puppet state.
As the decades-long war has come to its end AFG President Ashraf Ghani right after the exclusion of the US army had left the country by fleeing away, allowing the Taliban to take control of the country. As the political war ended in the AFG the new war Taliban had started after taking the control of Presidential house Afghanistan. This sudden change in AFG has made chaos among the locals in Afghanistan and western nations as they had to evacuate their citizens in such a tense situation which created a lot of difficulties for them due to an overnight change in power which brought Afghans under Taliban.
Spokesperson of the Taliban faction Mohammad Naeem while speaking to Al-Jazeera stated that it is the victory of Taliban 20 year sacrifices, efforts, and endeavors that finally became fruitful enough to bring Afghans under Taliban.
Naeem said the shape of the new Afghans under Taliban regime will soon be clarified, adding that the Taliban do not want to live in isolation and called for peaceful international relations.
“We have achieved the objective we seek, that is, the freedom of our country and the independence of our people,” he said. We will not allow anyone to use our land to attack anyone, and we do not want to hurt others. Normal life will continue in a better way. That is all I can say now,” he said in an article. The message told Reuters.
Furthermore, the Co-founder of the Taliban Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar posted a video on social media in which He announced the victory of the Taliban. He further stated that it is now the time to work for the people and make their lives better than before. He said that the real test of them begins now as they had to come up to the expectations of the people and they had to resolve the long-standing issues of the people in the region.
“Now is the time to test and prove. Now we must show that we can serve the country and ensure the safety and comfort of life,” he said.
However, the majority of the people there are not happy with the strict Taliban regime. Analysts are looking that will Afghans under Taliban be given proper rights and able to continue their normal life.
As Taliban have already deployed their forces in the country which has caused fear among the locals. People have started to hide in their homes. As per the reports, the Taliban had started looting in the areas where they had deployed their forces, armed men knocking on the doors, and traffic is known to be very few on the roads. Fighters on the roads are seen to be stopping the people and searching for them.
A Taliban official said militants were also walking around collecting weapons from civilians “because people no longer need them to protect themselves.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged all parties to exercise maximum restraint and pay special attention to the future of women and girls.
The United Nations also stated that the Security Council will meet in Afghanistan on Monday to discuss the issue of Afghans under Taliban.
In Washington, opponents of US President Joe Biden’s decision to end the longest war launched by the United States after the September 11, 2001 attacks said that the chaos was caused by the failure of the leadership which finally brought forward the inevitable effect of bringing Afghans under Taliban.
Biden has faced increasing internal criticism after insisting on a plan initiated by his predecessor, Donald Trump, in the Republican Party, which will end the U.S. military mission on August 31.
As Afghans under Taliban, the People fear the heinous regime once again which they had to experience from 1996 to 2001 in the retrospect, imposing extremely strict Islamic Sharia Law which severely abused Human rights and undermined the Rule of law and separation of power strictly.
After the US settling in AFG, things were quite changing in the region as the women could start to work in the areas where there was no influence of the Taliban. Girls were allowed to study. People had the freedom to some extent but people once again fear that they might no longer have freedom now.
Many Afghans worry that the Taliban will restore the harsh practices of the past by implementing Sharia law. During his reign from 1996 to 2001, women were unable to work and were punished by stoning, whipping, and hanging.
There are few videos roaming around the internet where people are welcoming the Taliban to the Afghan Capital.
The undecided future of Afghan’s now seems to be in the hands of the Taliban. After the backing out of the US, the hopes of Afghan people are dumped once again.
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