Taliban renounce promise of inclusive government: Afghan women’s rights activist



Webinar hosted by the South Asia Democratic Forum (SADF)

Brussels [Belgium], Oct. 8 (ANI): The Taliban reneged on their promises to form an inclusive government and respect human rights, according to women’s rights activist Masouda Jalal.

Speaking to a webinar hosted by the South Asian Democratic Forum (SADF), Jalal said the United Nations should have a rule that facilitates, coordinates and oversees and gets Afghans talking about what’s going on in their country at the United Nations General Assembly and other international events.

She said the global body should start working on holding an international conference on Afghanistan.

“A month-long conference was supposed to be held in Turkey. So, again, they (the UN) can approach Turkey or whatever country they want and start working on having an international conference on the issue. ‘Afghanistan,’ she said.

In addition, the human rights activist urged the Taliban to accept an inclusive and representative government.

“The United Nations can start discussing the current political settlement that it cannot move forward without funding and technical assistance. international conference, ”Jalal said.

She further added that whatever decision the international conference will agree on, the Taliban must accept it and move Afghanistan forward with the help of the United Nations.

Last month, Taliban spokesman and deputy information minister Zabihullah Mujahid said no country has the right to ask the Islamic Emirate to establish an “inclusive” government in Afghanistan. He made the comment after Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said his country had entered into negotiations with the Taliban to form an inclusive government in a war-torn country.

It has been more than a month since the Taliban captured Kabul after an aggressive and rapid advance against Afghan government forces. The country plunged into crisis in August after the fall of Kabul to the Taliban and the collapse of the democratically elected government of former President Ashraf Ghani. (ANI)



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