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‘A woman can’t be a minister – they should give delivery’: Taliban dismiss idea of women in government

A Taliban spokesman declared on Thursday that women won’t ever take up a ministerial position in government as a result of it is a burden that they ‘can’t carry’ and they should as a substitute ‘give delivery’.

In an interview with Afghan outlet TOLO News, spokesman Sayed Zekrullah Hashimi declared that the Taliban ‘don’t take into account women to be half of the society’ and that permitting a woman to turn out to be a government minister would be to ‘put one thing on her neck that she can’t carry.’

The video, which the MailOnline has not but been capable of confirm, reveals a dialog between Hashimi and TOLO News reporter in which Hashimi declares that the ‘women protesting in the streets – they aren’t the women of Afghanistan.

‘The women of Afghanistan are those that give delivery to the folks of Afghanistan, educates them on Islamic ethics.’

It comes amid studies that the Taliban might maintain the official inauguration of their new government on 9/11 to ‘troll’ the US as Americans put together to commemorate the 20-year anniversary of the phobia assaults on the World Trade Center. 

Spokesman Sayed Zekrullah Hashimi declared that the Taliban ‘don’t take into account women to be half of the society’ and that permitting a woman to turn out to be a government minister would be to ‘put one thing on her neck that she can’t carry’

The phrases of Hashimi do nothing to dispel the assumptions that the Taliban haven’t altered their hardline stance. ‘The women protesting in the streets, they don’t symbolize the women of Afghanistan. The women of Afghanistan are those that give delivery to the folks of Afghanistan, educates them on Islamic ethics,’ he stated.

Taliban fighters confronted feminine led protests on September 8 after they introduced an all-male interim government with a no illustration for women and ethnic minority teams on Tuesday

The phrases of Hashimi do nothing to dispel the assumptions that the Taliban haven’t altered their hardline stance which noticed them impose a brutally strict interpretation of Islamic legislation throughout their rule in Afghanistan in the Nineteen Nineties.

The group has tried to distance itself from the insurance policies of the previous regime, however widespread studies of the Taliban beating protestors, administering medieval punishments on the streets and introducing a ban on all women taking part in sport has proven a disconnect between the group’s PR offensive and their true intentions. 

‘A woman can’t be a minister, it’s such as you put one thing on her neck that she can’t carry,’ stated Hashimi.

‘It is just not essential for women to be in the cupboard – they should give delivery. Women protesters can’t symbolize all women in Afghanistan.

The interviewer interjected to declare: ‘Women are half of the society.’

But Hashimi dismissed the notion instantly: ‘But we don’t take into account them half. What form of half?’ 

‘The women protesting in the streets, they don’t symbolize the women of Afghanistan. The women of Afghanistan are those that give delivery to the folks of Afghanistan, educates them on Islamic ethics.’

Taliban fighters confronted feminine led protests on Wednesday September 8 after they introduced an all-male interim government with a no illustration for women and ethnic minority teams on Tuesday, and subsequently banned women from collaborating in any sport. 

Furious protesters took to the streets of the capital in response to the choice and photos shortly emerged exhibiting feminine demonstrators arguing with Taliban fighters as one woman stared down an M-16 rifle pointed at her face. 

Footage taken on a cell phone reveals a woman in an underground automotive park, panning round to disclose a crowd of women and a few kids gathered in the identical area.  

Miraqa Popal, the top of information at Afghanistan’s Tolo News outlet, shared the clip on Twitter, writing that some eyewitnesses stated the women have been held in Kabul’s Azizi Bank ‘to stop them from becoming a member of protesters’.  

Demonstrators additionally chanted anti-Pakistan slogans, denouncing the ‘intrusion’ of the nation into Afghan home affairs. Pakistan has been accused of offering air assist to the Taliban.

Taliban fighters fired gunshots into the air to disperse protesters and reportedly made a number of arrests. 

Dozens of Afghan women have been ‘stored in the basement of a financial institution’ to stop them from collaborating in protests in Kabul on Wednesday, in response to eyewitnesses

Taliban fighters confronted feminine led protests on Wednesday September 8 after they introduced an all-male interim government with a no illustration for women and ethnic minority teams on Tuesday

An Afghan woman watches throughout a cricket recreation on the varsity grounds in Kabul on December 28, 2010. Cricket has been standard with each genders because the Taliban have been ousted by coalition forces however now women will not be allowed to play as a result of the jihadists suppose it’s conceited

Meanwhile, Russian state media has reported that the Taliban is contemplating holding the official inauguration of its new government on Saturday September 11 – the 20-year anniversary of the notorious 9/11 assaults.

On Wednesday, state-owned Russian information company RIA Novosti cited an unnamed Taliban supply claiming the group’s cupboard would be inducted on September 11 in a calculated transfer described as ‘trolling’ by head of RT Margarita Simonyan.

‘The inauguration of Afghanistan’s new government has been scheduled for 9/11. The Talibs are good not solely at producing memes but in addition at trolling,’ she tweeted.

The Taliban haven’t formally confirmed the date of the inauguration since an interim government was introduced earlier this week, however on Thursday the group demanded that the US lifted sanctions it had imposed on members of the cupboard. 

It comes after the Taliban on Monday defeated the National Resistance Front (NRF) in Panjshir, the one province of Afghanistan that beforehand was free from Taliban rule.

NRF chief Ahmad Massoud appeared to confess defeat in an audio message despatched to the media in which he known as on Afghans to launch ‘a nationwide rebellion for the dignity, freedom and prosperity of our nation,’ which additionally sparked protests however no main clashes between Afghan residents and the Taliban. 

Из нашего продюсерского чата:

‘Церемония инаугурации нового правительства Афганистана назначена на 11-е сентября. Талибы умеют не только в мемы, но и в троллинг’.

— Маргарита Симоньян (@M_Simonyan) September 8, 2021

The head of RT and lots of different Russian state information businesses Margarita Simonyan cited an unnamed Taliban supply claiming the group’s cupboard would be inducted on September 11 in a calculated transfer she described as ‘trolling

Sirajuddin Haqqani, the Taliban’s interim inside minister, is the ‘the Afghan equal of the director of the FBI,’ an skilled says

The Taliban’s interim government incorporates many of its previous-guard hardline leaders.

Their newly-appointed interim inside minister, Sirajuddin Haqqani, is needed by the FBI in reference to a Kabul lodge bombing in 2008 that killed six folks, and is registered on the FBI’s record of ‘specifically designated world terrorists’ as a suspected terrorist chief. 

He’s additionally believed to be holding at the very least one American hostage, the Associated Press reported. 

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov additionally stated on Thursday that he couldn’t affirm the date of the Taliban’s inauguration, however Russia’s envoy for Afghan talks Ambassador Dmitry Zhirnov stated he would attend. 

AFGHANISTAN FACING ‘HUMANITARIAN AND DEVELOPMENT DISASTER’ 

Afghanistan is teetering on the brink of ‘common poverty’ that might turn out to be a actuality in the center of subsequent year except pressing efforts are made to bolster native communities and their economies, in response to a United Nations improvement company report.

It stated the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan has put 20 years of regular financial positive aspects in danger.

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) outlined 4 eventualities for Afghanistan following the Taliban’s takeover that project the nation’s GDP will decline between 3.6% and 13.2% in the subsequent fiscal year beginning in June 2022, relying on the depth of the disaster and the way a lot the world engages with the Taliban.

That is in sharp distinction to the anticipated 4% progress in GDP earlier than the Taliban assumed energy for a second time on August 15.

‘Afghanistan just about faces common poverty by the center of subsequent year,’ stated Kanni Wignaraja, the UNDP’s Asia-Pacific director. ‘That’s the place we’re heading – it is 97-98% (poverty rate) regardless of how you’re employed these projections.’

Currently, Afghanistan’s poverty rate is 72%.

The UNDP pointed to many improvement positive aspects during the last 20 years that at the moment are in danger of being reversed: Per capita earnings greater than doubled; life expectancy at delivery was prolonged by about 9 years; and the quantity of years of education rose from six to 10 with a whole bunch of hundreds of women getting an training denied beneath the Taliban’s earlier rule from 1996 to 2001.

Ms Wignaraja stated Afghanistan now faces ‘a humanitarian and improvement catastrophe’ ensuing from political instability, frozen international reserves, a collapsed public finance system, ‘a crush on native banking as a result of of this’, in addition to the affect of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The UNDP stated Afghanistan’s international reserves now cover only one week of imports, which the nation is closely reliant on for oil, meals and equipment.

Abdallah Al Dardari, the UNDP’s consultant in Afghanistan, stated that by the point the Taliban took over, ‘the Afghan inhabitants was already on the brink of collapse economically and socially’.

With common poverty looming, he stated, crucial factor is saving livelihoods, which might additionally save lives.

He stated the UNDP has put collectively a package deal for native communities to assist livelihoods, to assist jobs for younger males and women and to achieve households with disabled folks and males and women over 65.

The UNDP additionally needs to ensure it reaches the 65,000 enterprises in Afghanistan owned by women, and that a million younger males and women discover jobs, he stated.

‘All of this may attain about 9 million Afghans,’ Mr Al Dardari stated in a video brieifng from Istanbul. ‘Most importantly, we protect by means of this package deal 20 years of financial and social improvement in Afghanistan.’

He stated ‘70% and extra of the Afghan economic system is made up of casual actions and 70% of that sector is owned by women, and subsequently we have to deal with women in Afghanistan to stop poverty’.

 Source: AP