What we know about the Taliban’s political agenda

A month after seizing power following a lightning strike in Afghanistan, the Taliban completed a provisional government this week, but their political agenda remains unclear.

The lack of clarity is towards imposing the same brutal policies on women and opponents that hardline Islamists saw in previous rules from 1996 to 2001 in Afghanistan and the international community. Is fueling concerns between.

-Women’s rights-

How all male leaders treat women is expected to be important for the resumption of suspended Western economic aid on which the country depends.

Some have been told not to return to work until the Taliban have resolved the “new system,” while others are at home for fear of future retaliation attacks to be working women.

The Taliban states that the measures are temporary, but many are distrustful of the group.

-Freedom of the press-

A Taliban spokesman told Reporters Without Borders, “We respect the freedom of the press because media coverage helps society and corrects leaders’ mistakes.”

One is the ban on broadcasting that is considered “non-Islamic material” or “insulting public figures.”

Many journalists fled the country even before these new guidelines were announced in mid-September.

Some Afghan journalists have been temporarily arrested or beaten as bystanders of recent anti-Taliban protests.

The Taliban are notorious for its strict interpretation of Shari’a law and the ban on children’s games such as music, photography, television, and even kite-flying during the first mission of power.

This time, the Taliban has not yet issued an official decree on entertainment and culture.

The music school was closed and some players broke the instrument.

– Economy –

Afghanistan is facing a post-acquisition financial crisis, and much of the international aid that has supported its economy has been frozen.

“We will work on our natural resources and our resources to revitalize the economy,” Mujahid said.

In the midst of the liquidity crisis, and when the public was already struggling to achieve its goals, the movement said it turned the page of corruption that polluted the previous government.

Many Afghans report that they have increased their sense of security since the Taliban took over and the fighting ended.

The Taliban also warned that the message to the Panjshir resistance, which was defeated earlier this month, was “Anyone who wants to revolt will be hit hard.”

When it comes to drugs, Taliban spokesman Mujahid has promised that the new government will not turn Afghanistan, one of the world’s leading opium producers, into a true drug nation.

Although certain sports were allowed under the Taliban’s first government, they were tightly controlled and only men could play or participate in the match.

The remarks of other Taliban members were confusing, and sportswomen and national athletes feared a retreat.

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