Sharia Law To Be Applied In Afghanistan

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Taliban leader says no to democracy in Afghanistan, Sharia law to be followed.

When a female journalist asked the Taliban members questions regarding a democratic government and female politicians in the country, the Taliban members laughed and asked the cameraman to stop filming.

The new Government policy

Waheed Ullah Hashimi, a senior member of the Taliban, says that they will plan governance that was in the earlier regime.

They do not plan on making Afghanistan a democratic country as it has no foundation to do so.

They won’t be discussing any type of political system as they are clear about what they want. Sharia law will be followed in the country.

A council will be appointed to govern the day-to-day routine of the country and its activities.

The supreme leader of the Taliban, Haibatullah Akhundzada, is authorized to have overall control of the country.

The Taliban had similarly ruled Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001.

The new president of Afghanistan

There are three deputies of the supreme leader in Afghanistan – Mawlavi Yaqoob, son of Mullah Omar, Sirajuddin Haqqani and Abdul Ghani Baradar, one of the founding members of the group.

Hashimi says any of the three might be president.

Akhundzada is likely to become the president, according to Hashimi.

Taliban members on women in the country

Suhail Shaheen says, a Taliban spokesperson, said that women would be allowed primary and higher education, including women attending universities.

They had announced this policy at the Moscow conference in Russia and the Doha conference in Afghanistan.

During 1196 – 2001 women in Afghanistan were not allowed to work and travel, girl’s schools were closed down, and every woman was made to wear a burqa in public.

Shaheen said that burqa would not be mandatory for women, but a hijab will be.

The spokesman said that there are different types of hijab and are not limited to the burqa.

Afghanistan’s armed forces

The Taliban has planned to set up a national force that will be consisting of their members as well as government soldiers who are willing to join.

Hashimi said that most of these soldiers were trained in England, Germany and Turkey.

So there will be negotiations to convince them to get back in their respective positions.

There will also be some changes in the reform of the army.

Though the Taliban had seized aircraft and helicopters in various regions of Afghanistan during the capturing of the country when the foreign forces withdrew from Afghanistan, they still hardly have any pilots to run them.

The Taliban has contacted several pilots to join them, their brothers and the government. They will search for more recruits and bring them to Afghanistan.

Twenty-two military planes and 24 helicopters of Afghanistan fled to Uzbekistan this weekend, sending hundreds of Afghan soldiers.

The Taliban is expecting their neighbouring country to return those aircraft that landed in their region.

Manan Khandelwal
Manan Khandelwal
A student of Mumbai University, an avid fantasy reader and a football enthusiast

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