The First Day of Taliban Rule

Hülya Karahan: Production Editor

One day after the Taliban entered the city, Kabul residents demanded security from the Taliban. Kabul experienced its first day of Taliban rule.
Twenty years later, the Taliban regained control of most of Afghanistan’s provinces.
Last night, Taliban fighters entered Kabul and took control of all government offices and public places.
But some Kabulis say they are worried about an unknown fate.

Abdullah Ahmadzai, an employee of the Afghan Ministry of Education: “The situation is normal. We are hopeful for the future, but there is no guarantee that what will happen in the future. I am a government employee in the education department. Our fate is unknown again. “Are we going to be assigned or not?”  he said.

Government employees, human rights activists and civil society activists concerned about the future of Afghan women.

Zarmina Kakar, meanwhile, says Afghan women have made great strides in the past 20 years that should not be lost.

“Unfortunately, we do not have a good memory of the Taliban in the past, which is why Afghan women are so worried about whether the Taliban have come up with a new ideology or have the same thoughts about their past. As an Afghan and human rights activist,” she said. “I am worried that with the advent of the Taliban, these achievements of the last 20 years will disappear and women will be able to make further progress.”

But the Taliban have said in the past that they have no problem with educating women outside the home under Islamic law.

On the other hand, a number of people are optimistic that there may be lasting peace, stability and development in the country.

Irfanullah, a resident of Kabul’s Chahar Asyab district, said that work was going on normally.

“Security is security, there are no security concerns, we came to our shops, our work is going on normally,” he said.

There have been no official reports of any security incidents in Kabul.

Although this unknown situation has created fear and panic among the people; But the sound of the plane patrolling has alleviated some of these fears.

The United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and other countries that have been involved in political, social, and reconstruction activities in Afghanistan for the past 20 years have expelled their staff and their Afghan counterparts, and the transfer process is still ongoing.

The Taliban entered Kabul when Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani left the country.

Along with this, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the head of the Taliban’s political office in Qatar, announced in a video the group’s complete victory and promised security to the people.