Most women are in awe of the Taliban rule in Afghanistan. Especially the women belonging to the army or the police do not understand what to do. They fear that their lives will be worse than hell if the Taliban capture them. They will have to face torture like rape.
- Joined the army in 2011 – Kubra Behroj
- Now worry about yourself and your family
- Many women soldiers went underground
Kabul: Women soldiers are in awe after the Taliban occupation of Afghanistan. He fears that Taliban terrorists may rape him, destroy his family. Kubra Behroz, who proudly joined the Afghan National Army in 2011, is haunted by the fear of her kidnapping, rape and murder. She says that if she falls into the hands of the Taliban, then I do not know what will happen.
According to the news of the New York Post, Kubra Behroz said that if the Taliban captures us, then we will beheaded. I am afraid that being a soldier, I will be kidnapped, thrown in jail and raped. I am scared about my future and my family. Behroj’s Pashtun colleagues and female colleagues are instructing him to stay in hiding.
- Kabul’s appearance has changed
Behroj, 33, said that recently when I went to work in the morning, there was no policeman or soldier at any normal checkpoint. There was no one in the office either, so I came back home. Don’t know what is going to happen next. Thousands of people are on the streets, but no one knows what to do. Behrouz said she had seen owners of beauty parlors painting their windows and workers in cassette shops destroying musical instruments before the Taliban reached Kabul. This gives an idea of how scared people are.
Behroz fears such treatment
Justifying his decision to join the army, Kubra Behroj said, “I don’t want to be subordinate to anyone. I want to stand on my own feet. I love my country and we are the next generation of Afghans to step into the modern world. Behroj’s brother is also in the army, who was injured in fighting in Ghazi province last week. They learned that two women had been beheaded by the Taliban because they were policemen. Therefore, Behroj feels that if caught, the Taliban can treat him the same way.
- Took 6 months training
Behrooz was part of a women’s recruitment campaign launched in 2010 by the Afghan government with the support of NATO. The purpose of this campaign was to prepare a modern army. In 6 months of training, he learned to operate weapons, see maps, computers, first aid. American, British and Jordanian trainers gave physical training to these women soldiers. Behroj told that this is an Islamic country and we need women soldiers and police to search the house and the body. The aim of the government was to recruit 10 percent women soldiers in the army by 2020. However, when the Army opened its doors to women in 2014, its recruitment process was slow. In fact, female enlistment in the military was reduced to 3 per cent after several reports of abuse, threats and discrimination.