After the American forces left Afghanistan, the fear of people is in reality. The Taliban captured the capital city of Kabul on August 15, with more than 90% of the provinces of Afghanistan.
Afghanistan consists of people from different ethnicities, or kabilas. The majority of its population is Pashtun (42%) and Tajik (27%).
Afghanistan was captured by the Talibani army of 60,000, who proved to be too much for the national army of approximately 3 lakh soldiers. The Taliban is back to power after 20 years, but now, the world and especially Afghanistan, is changing.
Is the Taliban going to find it easy to dictate the people of Afghanistan, or are they going to convince political alliances to join them?
Will the Taliban agree to be a part of democracy by embracing non-violence and distancing itself from supporting terrorist organisations?
If not, then how will they convenience world leaders to recognise them? Will people, especially women, accept them? The Taliban has a very poor history regarding its treatment of women, during their previous reign, which lasted from 1996 to 2001.
Currently, the rate of literacy of Afghan women is at about 30%. There are so many questions that need to be answered regarding the future of Afghanistan.
In the 21st century’s globally connected world, it’s not going to be easy for the Taliban to promote dictatorship. It is a strong player in the region and if it wants to be in power for a long time by really working for the people of Afghanistan, it needs to be flexible.
In 21 years of war, Afghanistan has suffered a lot. Afghans have lost out on too much in the process. Almost every family in Afghanistan has a story of loss, be it losing their family members or a financial loss.
The democratic government’s corruption and soldiers not being paid their salaries for months on end, have helped the Taliban gain the peoples’ trust.
World organisations like the UNO (United Nations Organisation), NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation), and many countries of the world, are all looking at the Taliban in shock.
Well, the Talibani insurgents entered the capital in a peaceful way and they promised everyone that they are not going to harm anyone.
They said that women will be allowed to work. The Taliban has also promised not to enter any houses. Most importantly, they said that they want other parties to also be a part of the government.
The world is waiting with bated breath to see if the Taliban will stay true to its words.