Taliban special forces fired their weapons into the air this Saturday. Bringing an frightening and abrupt end to the Afghan women’s protest. For demanding equal rights from the new rulers.
The chief of Pakistan’s intelligence agency made a surprise visit to Kabul. Also on this Saturday, which has an outsized influence on the Taliban.
Women’s Protest And Honor The dead
The women’s protest — the second in as many days in Kabul — began peacefully. Women Protester laid a wreath outside Afghanistan’s Defense Ministry to remember those. Who had died fighting the Taliban before marching on to the palace.
20-year-old protester Maryam Naiby said. “We are here to gain human rights in Afghanistan,”. “I love my country. I will always be here.”
Several Taliban officials waded into the crowd to ask what they wanted to say. As the protesters’ shouts grew louder.
As the women’s protest reached the presidential palace, Taliban special forces ran into the crowd, firing in the air. Also using tear gas and sending protesters fleeing.
However Taliban promised an more moderate form of Islamic rule. Than they last ruled the country from 1996 to 2001. Also many Afghans, especially women, are in deep fear of a roll back of rights gained over the last two decades.
Faiez Hameed Surprise Visit
Faiez Hameed made a surprise visit to Kabul. Though the Pakistani intelligence service has a strong influence on the Taliban. However it wasn’t immediately clear what he had to say to the Taliban leadership.
Faiez visit comes as the world waits to find out what kind of rules the Taliban will eventually announce. Seeking one that is ensures protection of women’s rights and the country’s minorities.
Naiby, reflected on the tens of thousands of Afghans. Who rushed to Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport to escape Afghanistan. After the Taliban overran the capital on Aug. 15. As she has already operated a women’s organization and is a spokesperson for Afghanistan’s Paralympics.
Read more about protests: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2021_Afghan_protests