Fear grips Afghanistan after the Taliban rise to power

Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora

Fear and chaos have taken hold of Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, and the rest of the country, before the takeover of the government by the Taliban.

Abdul Ghani Baradar could be the leader of the Islamic Emirate.
The Taliban, Self-styled Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, Is a Sunni Islamic fundamentalist political-paramilitary faction, That this Sunday has reconquered the government of that country after almost 20 years of American occupation with its western allies.

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This Sunday the Afghan Minister of the Interior, Abdul Sattar Mirzakwal said via video that “Afghans need not worry, there will be no attack on the city” of Kabul. “There will be a peaceful transfer of power to a transitional government“, he claimed, although nobody trusts that this will be fulfilled.

The situation has caused concern among the population for fear of reprisals and the radical implementation of Sharia or Islamic law.

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Hours after the Taliban's seizure of power became official, when the now former Afghan president Ashraf Ghani fled to Tajikistan, the different western embassies began to repatriate their citizens, military and local collaborators who have worked for them.

The international community for its part, shows its concern about the turn that the course of this country may take towards a repressive state and about the fear that has engulfed the population to such an extent that many people are trying to escape the country by different means, even risking his life.

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The rise to power of the Taliban and the introduction of Sharia, It would mean a marked setback in terms of citizenship rights with a special aggravation towards women since according to Islamic law they occupy a second place in society, even denying them education.