- Title: Kabul resident says future uncertain for women under Taliban rule
- Date: 26th August 2021
- Summary: KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (AUGUST 26, 2021) (REUTERS) HIGH VIEW OF AFFLUENT AREA OF SHEHR-E NAW CARS PASSING AND PEOPLE SITTING OUTSIDE SHOPS PEOPLE WALKING ON STREET EXTERIOR OF RESTAURANT HIGH RISE BUILDING AND SHOPS VARIOUS OF CLOSED BANKS AND STREET VARIOUS OF SHOPS (SOUNDBITE) (Dari) KABUL RESIDENT, TAMANA, SAYING: "The situation is very good now and so far (the Taliban) have nothing to do with ordinary people and I do not know what will happen after that but there are restrictions for girls." MAN SITTING OUTSIDE SHOP (SOUNDBITE) (Dari) KABUL RESIDENT, TAMANA, SAYING: "We were not there (when the Taliban were in power) 20 years ago, but they said (the Taliban) did not allow girls to work and have jobs. Now women have been told not to go to work, but they have also said that women have the right to work and study." EXTERIOR OF SHOP (SOUNDBITE) (Dari) KABUL RESIDENT, TAMANA, SAYING: "Yes, now we move freely, and right now we are going towards work." FLOWER SHOPS
- Embargoed: 9th September 2021 13:14
- Keywords: Afghanistan Taliban USA businesses conflict economy evacuation military shops
- Location: KABUL, AFGHANISTAN
- City: KABUL, AFGHANISTAN
- Country: Afghanistan
- Topics: Asia / Pacific,Conflicts/War/Peace
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A woman living in Kabul said life in the Afghan capital was 'very good' following the Taliban takeover but the future remained uncertain.
"The situation is very good now and so far (the Taliban) have nothing to do with ordinary people and I do not know what will happen after that, but there are restrictions for girls," said 18-year-old Tamana in the affluent area of Shahr-e Naw as she was on her way to work.
During their 1996-2001 rule, also guided by Islamic law, or shariah, the Taliban stopped women from working and administered punishments including public stoning. Girls were not allowed to go to school and women had to wear all-enveloping 'burqas' to go out and then only when
accompanied by a male relative.
In the 11 days since the Taliban swept into Kabul, the United States and its allies have mounted one of the biggest air evacuations in history, bringing out more than 88,000 people, including 19,000 on Tuesday (August 24). The U.S. military says planes are taking off the equivalent of every 39 minutes.
The United States and allies urged people to move away from Kabul airport on Thursday, citing the threat of an attack by Islamic State (IS) militants as Western troops hurry to evacuate as many people as possible before an Aug. 31 deadline.
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