Tensions are at a high in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, as the Taliban is rapidly moving towards the city.
Taliban fighters took control of the eastern city of Jalalabad on Sunday morning and is currently under government control only as large as Kabul.
On Saturday, the government-controlled northern stronghold of Mazar-e-Sharif was captured by the Taliban.
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President Ashraf Ghani is under increasing pressure to resign after the government’s security forces failed.
The president is now under pressure to choose whether to surrender or fight to save the capital.
However, the US has said that it has deployed 5,000 security forces to evacuate its citizens from the troubled country.
President Joe Biden has defended the decision to pull US forces out of Afghanistan, saying he cannot “justify the US presence in the country’s second civil conflict”.
On the other hand, in Afghanistan, as the Taliban is moving towards Kabul, different reports are coming out, in which women are appealing to the world for their safety.
Some reports claim that women are being forcibly married to Taliban mujahideen.
- what did taliban say
The Taliban has rejected the claims of forced marriage of women, saying that all these are propaganda, which is being spread to defame the Taliban.
Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen tweeted, “All claims that Afghanistan is forcing Islamic Emirate people to marry their young daughters to Mujahideen are false. This is a poisonous propaganda.”
The Taliban are also facing allegations of forcibly snatching property, about which they have clarified.
Suhail Shaheen tweeted, “The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan is not interested in anyone’s personal property, (not in anyone’s car, land, house, market and shops), but considers the security of the nation’s lives and properties its primary responsibility. Is.”
Earlier, Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen tweeted that ‘the talk of forced marriage and killing people and prisoners is a lie that the Kabul administration is spreading.’
Along with this, Suhail Shaheen has tweeted and asked the Mujahideen to ensure the safety of people and properties.
He tweeted, “Mujahideen should pay special attention to stores, public facilities, government offices, government office equipment, parks, roads, bridges. These are the wealth and trust of the nation, there is no personal tampering and negligence with them. should be done rather vigorously defended.”
- What’s going on in Jalalabad?
While the Taliban is saying that there is no violence on the one hand, on the other hand it is slowly moving towards the capital Kabul.
On Sunday morning, reports emerged that claimed that the Taliban had taken control of the city of Jalalabad without firing any bullets.
An Afghan employee stationed in the city told Reuters News Agency: “There has been no conflict in Jalalabad because the governor has surrendered to the Taliban earlier.
“Giving the Taliban a way to go was the only way to save people’s lives.”
Taking Jalalabad under control means that the Taliban have also controlled the road connecting Pakistan to the country.
He captured the city after taking control of Mazar-i-Sharif
within a few hours. Mazar-i-Sharif is the capital of Balkh province and the fourth largest city in the country.
Abbas Ibrahimzada, a lawyer for Balkh, told the Associated Press news agency that the national army surrendered first, followed by government-backed forces and other militias.
Taliban fighters have so far captured 23 of the 34 provincial capitals.
- what are you wanting ghani
Afghan Rashtrapati Bhavan sources told the BBC that President Ghani would not hand over Kabul to the Taliban and claimed that Afghan security forces deliberately handed over the capital of other provinces to the Taliban.
However, in the last four days, the Taliban has gained control of many cities including Kandahar, Lashkar Gah, Herat and Ghazni.
It has been only a few days that the Taliban have captured these cities, perhaps because the restrictions are not visible that they were in their first phase, but even now whatever the Taliban want to impose restrictions on those cities has been imposed.
- Government TV and Radio transformed into ‘Awaaz of Shariat’
Afghanistan’s state TV and radio in Lashkar Gah, Herat, Kandahar and Ghazni, hitherto called ‘RTA’ or ‘Milli Radio Television’, has since been transformed into ‘Shariat Shag’ or ‘Voice of Shariat’ since Taliban control went.
Music and drama are also no longer visible and heard on these TVs and radios.
Along with this, many FM radio stations were also established in Afghanistan in the last 20 years, but now those FM radios in these cities have either been closed or music is not being broadcast there and only Islamic speech and Taliban. songs are being broadcast.
Music and songs are no longer broadcast from any radio in these cities, although so far the Taliban have not started actions against music in vehicles as before.
It is worth noting that from 1996 to 2001, music was strictly banned in Afghanistan during the Taliban era and their officers used to do strict checking to stop music in passengers and private
vehicles and also used to punish people.
At that time, TVs, VCRs, audio cassettes and dish antennas were set on fire in the areas where the Taliban used to gain control.