Concerned about exclusion of women in Afghanistan; Hazara, Hindu women especially vulnerable: UN experts
UN human rights experts said these concerns are exacerbated in the cases of women from "ethnic, religious or linguistic minorities such as the Hazara, Tajik, Hindu and other communities."
As CH-46 military helicopters clattered over the Hamid Karzai Airport in Kabul, the vengeful phantoms of history were resurrected by the dust and thunder of rotors.
Two days ago, Chief Minister Pema Khandu had praised the initiative but said the matter called for a debate and wider consultations involving all stakeholders.
A core point of the troop withdrawal deal Washington signed with the Taliban last year was that they will not allow militant groups to operate out of Afghanistan.
US State Department issues statement signed by 2 dozen nations to Taliban to protect Afghan women's rights
Since sweeping into Kabul on Sunday and taking over the country, the Taliban insist they have changed and won’t impose the same draconian restrictions they did when they last ruled Afghanistan
While there were no major reports of abuses or fighting in Kabul, many residents have stayed home and remain fearful after the insurgents’ takeover saw prisons emptied and armories looted.
Speaking to the media at Darussalam, AIMIM supremo Asaduddian Owaisi asked, "What about the empowerment of Hindu, Dalit and OBC women?"
The London-based ALQST rights group, which primarily focuses on Saudi Arabia, said the two women -- Samar Badawi and Nassima al-Sada, were released sometime late Saturday or early Sunday.
Two-thirds of Afghanistan's population is 25 years old or younger, with no memory of Taliban rule.