Taliban mark two years since return to power in Afghanistan on Tuesday, celebrating their take-over of Kabul and the establishment of Islamic system throughout the country.
After 20 years of inconclusive war led by U.S. and foreign forces were tactically withdrawed from Taliban capital on Aug. 15, 2021. A move that causes the self-exile of U.S.-backed president, Ashraf Ghani from Afghanistan.
The Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid, in his anniversary speech said; “On the second anniversary of the conquest of Kabul, we would like to congratulate the mujahid (holy warrior) nation of Afghanistan and ask them to thank Almighty Allah for this great victory.”
“Now that overall security is ensured in the country, the entire territory of the country is managed under a single leadership, an Islamic system is in place and everything is explained from the angle of sharia,” he added.
A public holiday was declared by the Taliban authority, as they parade and rejoice on a street near the US embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan.
While the Afghanistan claimed of enjoying peace not seen in decades, the U.N. are of a contrary view, as the violation of human right and suppression of the press remain the order of the day in Afghanistan.
The detention of media workers and civil society activists, including prominent education advocate Matiullah Wesa, have raised the alarm of human rights groups.
The plight of the Afghanistan women has become dire since the return of the Taliban as extensive rights and freedoms enjoyed during the two decades of rule by Western-backed governments, have been abrogated under the sharia law.
Amina Mohammed, deputy secretary-general of the U.N. in a statement said; “It’s been two years since the Taliban took over in Afghanistan. Two years that upturned the lives of Afghan women and girls, their rights and futures.”
Two years after the Taliban took over the government’s of Afghanistan, girls over the age of 12 have been excluded from classes. The Afghan women have been barred from working, opening beauty salons, visiting parks and curtailed from travelling in the absence of a male guardian.Follow us on social media