The crisis between the Taliban and Afghanistan deepens after the Taliban continues to make significant advances.
Afghanistan’s administrators have announced to send a team of senior lawmakers to travel to Doha, the capital of Qatar, to negotiate with the insurgent group. Doha is the current headquarters of the Islamic Fundamentalist group. The Afghanistan team going to Doha is 11 members, and the visit will be by the end of this week.
11- Member Afghanistan Team.
The Team travelling to Doha is going to be of 11 members consisting of
Afghanistan’s senior lawmakers.
The chief negotiator is Abdullah Abdullah, along with the former president of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai. Other team members are Other team members include Yunus Qanooni, Karim Khalili, Mohammad Mohaqiq, Salam Rahimi, Abdul Rashid Dostum, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, Sayed Sadat Mansoor Naderi, Enayatullah Baligh, and Fatima Gailani.
Second Attempt at Peace
This is the country’s second attempt to pen down a pact with the Islamic fundamentalist group. The first attempt was at talks of peace that happened in 2019 in Doha, the Captial of Qatar. This attempt, along with Afghanistan, saw countries like the Us and India attempt a truce. However, with constant pull out from the US, the Afghan peace talks were negated, and the Taliban continued to attack.
The reason behind the talks
The peace talks by Afghanistan are because the Taliban supposedly will have a crucial role in Afghanistan’s coming future.’ Not that everybody thinks the Taliban is going to dominate, it is a critical component in Afghanistan’s future, so I think it is worth having a dialogue over talks.’ Said Mr Qahatani, Qatar’s special envoy of the state, in a previous interview.
Afghanistan May seek India’s Military Assistance?
The reports have been that if the peace talks with the Taliban fail amidst US withdrawal of troops. The Afghans may seek India’s Military assistance.
However, the Ambassador in talks with India made it clear that the aid they may seek out will not involve sending troops but training and technical support.
He further explained that, for example, the air force is an area where the country may require assistance, and this is where the opportunities can be explored. Hence, India’s assurance would be needed in pilot training and such matters.
In the latest happening, it reported that the Taliban had taken control over 85 per cent of Afghanistan’s territories. The claims cannot be independently verified.
This particular revelation was by Shahabuddin Delaware, who is a vital negotiator in the fundamentalist group.
The reports also mention that the Taliban does not want to battle government forces inside the Afghanistan cities asking residents to reach out to them.
The US – Nato force had withdrawn their troops, and the Taliban chief has warned Turkey, who has been guarding Kabul Airports, was objectionable. Kabul, a Nato force, agreed to stay behind to help Afghan stabilize the country as long as the financial and legal conditions are met.
(With inputs from multiple news agencies)