After Six Months of Taliban Gaining Power: Afghans Are Safer But Poor and Hopeless


After Six Months of Taliban Gaining Power: Afghans Are Safer But Poor and Hopeless
Afghans queue up as they wait for the banks to open and operate at a commercial area in Kabul. Credit: AFP Photo

KABUL, Afghanistan  -  Afghanistan has experienced a dramatic metamorphosis in half a time of Taliban rule. The country feels safer, less violent than it has in decades, but the formerly aid-fueled frugality is barreling toward collapse. Knockouts of thousands of Afghans have fled or have been vacated, including large figures of the educated elites. They either sweat for their profitable future or lack of freedom under a group that ascribes to a strict interpretation of Islam and during its former rule in the late 1990s barred girls from academy and women from work. 

Tuesday marks six months since the Afghan capital of Kabul was ceded to the Taliban with the unforeseen and secret departure of the country’sU.S.- backed chairman. The preemption of Kabul had been anteceded by a months-long Taliban service crusade to take control of parochial areas, numerous of which fell with hardly a fight. 


 Moment, the sight of fortified Taliban fighters roving the road still jars and frightens residers. But women have returned to the thoroughfares, and numerous youthful men have put on Western clothes again after originally slipping them for the traditional shalwar kameez, the long shirt and baggy pants favored by the Taliban. 

Unlike in the 1990s, the Taliban are allowing some women to work. Women are back in their jobs in the health and education ministries, as well as at Kabul International field, frequently coming to men. But women are still staying to return to work in other ministries. Thousands of jobs have been lost in the profitable downcast curl, and women have been hit hardest. 


 The Taliban have cracked down on women’s demurrers and wearied intelligencers, including briefly detaining two foreign intelligencers working with theU.N. exile agency last week. 

On Monday, the detention of some youthful men dealing heart- shaped flowers in recognition of Valentine’s Day was a stark memorial that the new each-manly religion- driven administration has no forbearance for Western ideas of love. 


 Girls in grades 1-6 have been going to academy, but those in the advanced grades are still locked out in utmost corridor of the country. The Taliban promised all girls will be in academy after the Afghan new time at the end of March. Universities are gradationally continuing and private universities and seminaries noway closed. 

 Poverty is heightening. Indeed those who have plutocrat have a hard time penetrating it. At banks, lines are long as residers stay for hours, occasionally indeed days, to withdraw a limit of$ 200 a week. 


 Further than$ 9 billion in Afghanistan’s foreign means were firmed after the Taliban preemption. Last week, President Joe Biden inked an administrative order that promised$3.5 billion — out of$ 7 billion of Afghanistan’s means firmed in the United States — would be given to families of America’s9/11 victims. The other$3.5 billion would be freed for Afghan aid. 

The Taliban have campaigned for transnational recognition of their each-manly, each-Taliban government, but they're being pressed to produce an inclusive administration and guarantee the rights of women and religious nonages. 


 Graeme Smith, a elderly adviser for the International Crisis Group’s Asia Program, advised against using warrants, saying that would boomerang. 

“ Keeping profitable pressure on the Taliban won't get relieve of their governance, but a collapsing frugality could lead to further people fleeing the country, sparking another migration extremity” he said. He also noted that this round of Taliban rule “ presumably ranks as the most peaceful six-month period that Afghanistan has enjoyed in four decades.” 


 The Taliban havere-opened the country’s passport office, which is congested with thousands of people a day. The Taliban have promised Afghans they can travel but only with proper documents. Those trying to leave feel largely driven by fear of a failing frugality or the desire for lesser freedom in a more liberal society. 

Several officers linked to the formerU.S.- backed government have returned. One of the returnees, former minister Omar Zakhilwal, said he encountered no hostility from the Taliban. 


 He said he hoped that the Taliban will “ find the courage” to open their species, guarantee nonages a say-so in the government and go further to guarantee rights of all Afghans. 

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