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Human rights activists: UN must not recognize Taliban

Randy Mancini 198 October 21, 2021
Taliban members stop women protesting for women's rights in Kabul on October 21, 2021. - The Taliban violently cracked down on media coverage of a women's rights protest in Kabul on October 21 morning, beating several journalists. (Photo by BULENT KILIC / AFP) (Photo by BULENT KILIC/AFP via Getty Images)

Taliban members stop women protesting for women’s rights in Kabul on October 21, 2021. – The Taliban violently cracked down on media coverage of a women’s rights protest in Kabul on October 21 morning, beating several journalists. (Photo by BULENT KILIC / AFP) (Photo by BULENT KILIC/AFP via Getty Images)

Women’s rights groups are warning the UN against recognizing the Taliban as a legitimate government of Afghanistan.

In a statement on Thursday, a group of activists said the terrorist group is systematically abusing the rights of women and are covering up such activities to look good from an international perspective. The Taliban has claimed to respect all social groups in the country, but has also said it would base domestic policies off the Islamic Sharia Law.

Activists have continued to stress the Taliban can’t be trusted.

This is our situation👇🏻The world continue to watch.Activists inside the country face life threats,we are being instrumentalized with little real support.Those who left Afg. continue to face uncertainty about their and their children’s future. So much talks with no real commitment https://t.co/dVESYjeWbQ

— Fawzia Koofi (@FawziaKoofi77) October 20, 2021

“The predictions were that the Taliban probably had become more moderate and will be more tolerant and acceptance towards the population’s civic liberty,” said former Peace Negotiator Fawzia Koofi. “But the reality is that since they have taken over, there’s been a systemic exclusion of women from social and education’s sphere.”

Activists also say the Taliban is violating the rights of religious minorities as it enforces strict Islamic policies.

Meeting with courageous Afghan women who demand to play a role in the future of their country. The @UN stands for the rights of all our sisters and daughters in #Afghanistan. pic.twitter.com/0QYNmQ02RK

— Amina J Mohammed (@AminaJMohammed) October 21, 2021

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