Taliban Accused of Shooting Dead Pregnant Afghan Policewoman
The Taliban reportedly shot dead a pregnant Afghan policewoman at her home in Firozkoh
Netgenz - Politic International | The Taliban reportedly shot dead a pregnant Afghan policewoman at her home in Firozkoh. Some relatives told the BBC that initially, three gunmen visited the house of the policewoman named Banu Negar on Saturday (4/9). They ransacked Negar's house, then tied the hands of his family members. The three men then beat Negar and shot the woman dead in front of her husband and child. The BBC doesn't know the details of the incident because many people don't want to speak up. They are afraid of being targeted by the Taliban if they dare to speak up.
However, some of Negar's relatives showed pictures showing blood splattered on the wall in the corner of a room. There are also photos of bodies whose faces are unrecognizable. However, the spokesman for the Taliban, Zabiullah Mujaheed, said that his group was not involved in the incident at all. "We are aware of the incident and I can confirm that the Taliban did not kill him. Our investigation is still ongoing," Mujaheed told the BBC.
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He also stressed that the Taliban had announced they would pardon people who worked for the previous government. Mujaheed also suspected that Negar's murder was related to "personal matters or something else." This news comes amid public concerns about the increasingly repressive attitude of some Taliban members towards women after the group took power in mid-August.
Since taking power, the Taliban has continued to build an image as a more tolerant group. However, some reports of their brutality in restraining women are still emerging. Some observers have also begun to sniff out the signs of the Taliban to reduce the role of women. At the end of last week, Kabul was shocked by the news of some women who dared to stage demonstrations in front of the Taliban troops. The Taliban allowed the demonstrations in the name of equality and freedom of expression. However, some women who attended the demonstration said the Taliban fired tear gas as they tried to cross the bridge to the Presidential Palace.
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Some other observers have also begun to see the movements of the Taliban which will threaten the freedom of women, one of which is by separating their seats from men in educational institutions. As reported by AFP, the Taliban stated that in the future, women and men will have to sit separately, possibly with a curtain in the middle. According to the report, the Taliban also considered that ideally, women should be taught by adult women. However, "aged men" with good character can take over if needed.
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