Yesterday I wrote about my Country ( India) and on the same day the news about Afghanistan and it’s people’s situation was heart breaking. So much pain. Such devastation. How terrible situation it is for them?? hopelessness lives holding their breaths and running on the roads. My heart goes out to all Afghanis. Especially the Letter from Sahraa Karimi is really heartmelting and very impressive the way she urges the world to save her Country. Prayers for the world peace 🙏🙏🙏
On Sunday, on the occasion of India’s 75th Independence day, the world also witnessed the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan, thereby driving the country towards major uncertainty and leaving the war-torn nation in an extremely vulnerable position. The airport of Kabul, the last city to fall witnessed crazy scenes of foreign nationals and Afghani residents alike trying to escape the clutches of the militants as the armed in insurgents captured the country in a week.
A week after the USA withdrew its troops that had been deployed in the country for over 20 years, the country is visibly shaken up, and the most at risk are its women and children, who have been suppressed with regards to freedom and education among basic fundamental rights.
And now, among scenes of chaos ensuing on the streets in cities, one doing the rounds on the internet shows a few Talibani insurgents moving around the streets with a reporter’s microphone and asking people to share how happy they are under the ‘Tali9s that one of the companions of the said ‘reporters’ seems to be carrying a gun in his hand, although he keeps it lowered
The video was originally shared on Twitter by an account called @Zabehulah_M33, and it claims to be the Official twitter account of the spokesman of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, Zabihullah Mujahid.
The video, which has a description in Pashto, says ‘Kabul is under the control of the city, special units of the Islamic Emirate have been deployed in different parts of the city to provide security. The general public is happy with the arrival of the Mujahideen and satisfied with the security.”
The video shows three four Talibani people addressing the camera where they explain the situation prevalent in the city and the country. He then takes his microphone to one passerby and asks his name. When he replies its Habibullah, the man then goes on to ask how he is faring under the new Taliban rule. The same ‘reporter’ asks the question to yet another person and then enquires if he is ‘khushaal’ (happy) with the arrival of the Mujahideen. The man seems to reply in affirmative.
The scenes on the video are however, shockingly devoid of any woman or girls on the street. Not in the background, nor are they visible on any part of the road.
Many who have somehow been able to escape the Talibans and gone over to other countries, especially women and the young urban people have been continuously despairing at the breakdown situation in their country. Many Afghani nationals have been ruing the fact of 20 years of development washing away in an instant.
Afghan Filmmaker Sahraa Karimi:
“Taliban have entered the city and we are running away. Everyone is afraid.” This is not a clip from a scary movie, This is the reality in Kabul. Last week the city hosted a film festival & now they running away for their lives. Heartbreaking to watch but the world is do nothing
Hey ppl of the this big world, please do not be silent , they are coming to kill us.
In the video that she shared on Instagram on Sunday, she could be seen running amid a heightened activity on the street. “This is not a clip from a scary movie, This is the reality in Kabul. Last week the city hosted a film festival & now they running away for their lives. Heartbreaking to watch but the world is do nothing,” Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad wrote sharing the video on
“We need your voice. The media, governments and the world humanitarian organisations are conveniently silent as if this ‘peace deal’ with the Taliban was ever legitimate. It was never legitimate. Recognising them gave them the confidence to come back to power. The Taliban have been brutalising our people throughout the entire process of the talks. Everything that I have worked so hard to build as a filmmaker in my country is at the risk of falling. If the Taliban take over they will ban all art. I and other filmmakers could be next on their hit list…this war is not a civil war, this is a proxy war, this is an imposed war and it is the result of the US deal with the Taliban,” Sahraa Karimi wrote two days ago.
The sheer helplessness at Kabul airport. It’s heartbreaking!
Source, HT & Twitter