After the constant nightmares of wars, Afghans came under the power of the Taliban on the 15th of August. After Afghanistan took over the control of Kabul and later, Afghanistan, there are no reports on the exact shape of the new ‘Afghanistan’ and its government so far. However, the information from the area is entirely different from one another. To be precise, there are mixed reports on the topic.
From where it all started: Getting back to roots:
The Afghan population has the worst memories of the Taliban rule since the 1990s. And, due to the recent incident, thousands of people have suffered again.
What is happening in Afghanistan at present?
The news agencies received scattered and mixed reports about robberies, looting, and some cases of attempted break-ins, especially during nights. Also, there are reports that some people pretend to be a part of the Taliban confiscating police, armoured, and army vehicles. People are scared to face the situation in their country, and many of them are waiting to leave the place; Kabul Airport has witnessed hundreds of people running to leave Afghanistan.
To avert public disorder and chaos, it is said that the Taliban has set up checkpoints across the city, Kabul. However, armed men will be staring and looking at every car, making people more nervous about being looked after in the new regime.
What about the women in Kabul?
Though there are no rules dictated on women staying in their homes, it is reported that most women are refusing to come out and instead are preferring to stay inside. In addition to this, women believe that the change in government might alter the mood and worsen the situation and harassment as they have encountered these problems already in the streets. Also, there is fear amongst people that the Taliban would take revenge against Kabul. People predict that Kabul will be somehow punished, if not through proclamation, because of behaviour resulting in taunts and harassment from fighters.
What about schooling in Afghanistan?
It is seen that offices and shops are open throughout the day, but the schools have also been opened slowly. The pictures of the girls going to school have been seen. However, it is reported that they tend to be young.
What is happening with the media platforms in Afghanistan?
It is reported that the radio and television programming has resumed working, but there is no progress in starting radio programmes for now. A news program on the national broadcaster RTA has a different vibe where at least one female presenter is wearing a simple headscarf and showing her face. Tolo, an announcer, claimed that the Taliban had visited their office, confiscated the guns issued to the guards by the government, and promised protection to them. He adds to this by saying that the Taliban had spoken politely so far.