While India celebrated its 75th Independence Day, Afghanistan awoke to the memory of bloodshed. The Taliban executed a historic atrocity in Afghanistan after 20 years by capturing Afghanistan on August 15, 2021. The move comes after the foreign forces announced their withdrawal following a deal between the US and the Taliban. The incident occurred two decades after US forces removed the militants from power in 2001.
The original deal was cancelled by the US after the 9/11 attack, after which the US responded by killing more than 3,000 people. It was reported that Osama Bin Laden and the Islamist Group were responsible for this attack. It is historic that the war was started by Osama Bin Laden taking many lives in the US. With the fall of Kabul, anti-Taliban forces entered Kabul and Hamid Karzai, the leader of the Popalzai Durrani tribe, became the first President after the Taliban left Afghanistan.
The country saw its biggest turning point after the death of Osama and the founder of the Taliban, Mullah Mohammed Omar. In 2014, the US withdrew a thousand troops and ended the NATO operation that was nevertheless the biggest mistake in history.
The Taliban resurgence culminated in attacks and bombings carried out by multiple cars in 2015. In 2020, the United States and Taliban signed a new deal to restore ‘peace’ in Afghanistan and in exchange for the deal, the US and its NATO allies retreated their troops. As announced by the newly appointed US president Joe Biden, the final drawdown of troops was scheduled for September 2021.
An unforgettable morning left Afghans in an emphatic state due to the drastic decision of the United States. As soon as the new deal was passed, within a month, the Taliban gained control of most of the towns and cities in Afghanistan and formed the new government.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has strongly condemned the violence in Afghanistan. Since August 15, a number of Indian flights have left for Afghanistan to bring back Indians.