Kabul: As Taliban took control of Afghanistan after President Ashraf Ghani fled the country, a heartbreaking video of an Afghani girl has emerged on Twitter. In the video, the girl has voiced her despair at the world’s treatment of her country, saying that they will be forgotten in history. The video was posted days before before the Taliban successfully established their control of Afghanistan on Sunday.Also Read - Recent Developments in Afghanistan Prove Radicalisation Biggest challenge to Peace: PM Modi at SCO Summit | Key Points
The clip was posted on Twitter on Friday by Masih Alinejad, an Iranian journalist and activist. “We don’t count because we were born in Afghanistan,” the tearful girl laments in the clip. “I cannot help crying,” she adds. “No one cares about us. We’ll die slowly in history.” Also Read - Black Market Thrives as Foreign Embassies Remain Closed in Taliban-Controlled Kabul
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Notably, under the previous Taliban rule, Afghan women were not allowed to work, study, or be treated by male doctors unless accompanied by a male chaperone. Those who violated the laws faced imprisonment, public flogging, and even execution.
While some found the video heartbreaking, others blamed the US for the situation. Here’s how Twitter is reacting to the clip:
Incidentally, on the same day the video was posted, United Nations’ Secretary-General António Guterres said in a statement that ‘Afghanistan is spinning out of control’ and that the conflict is ‘taking an even bigger toll on women and children,’ according to a Daily Mail report.
Guterres said he’s ”deeply disturbed by early indications that the Taliban are imposing severe restrictions on human rights in the areas under their control, particularly targeting women and journalists.” ”It is particularly horrifying and heartbreaking to see reports of the hard-won rights of Afghan girls and women being ripped away from them,” he added.
As the terror group took over the presidential palace on Sunday night, fear and panic erupted in the capital with thousands of people desperately trying to flee the country.