On Sunday, the Taliban insisted that a “genuine Islamic system” was the only way to end the decade-long war in Afghanistan and ensure the women’s rights in line with the cultural traditions and religious rules.
Girls had be been banned from school and women accused of crimes such as adultery were stoned to death in the stadiums under the Taliban’s harsh version of the Islamic law.
Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the head of the Taliban’s political office said that they understood that the world and Afghans had queries about the form of the system to be established after the withdrawal of the foreign troops, to which he added that a genuine Islamic system was the best way for the solution of all the issues of the Afghans.
The government official said that a starting point for the substantive peace talks would be the hardline Islamic group to submit a written peace proposal. Many fear that the Taliban’s interpretation of the rights would clash with the changes that has happened in the country since 2001.
The head, Baradar, said that the rights of all the Afghans would be protected to the glorious religion of Islam and the Afghan traditions, even the women and the minorities. However it was not made clear that the women would be allowed to carry out the public roles and that gender based segregation would not be enforced in workplaces or schools.
Baradar also mentioned that they took it on themselves as a commitment to accommodate all rights of the citizens in their country under the light of the rules of their glorious religion of Islam and the noble traditions of the Afghan society, and also facilities would be made and provided for the women to work and be educated.
The US intelligence report in May said that if the Taliban would again become Afghanistan’s dominant power then it would bring back most of the progress made on the rights of the women in-front of the country. The report also warned that even though the officials from Taliban say that the group would respect women’s rights but they also warn that those protections must align with the Taliban’s interpretation of Sharia. According to the report of the US Intelligence, Taliban remains broadly consistent in its restrictive approach to the women’s rights and enforced strict socials restrictions in the areas that it already is in control of.
The report also mentioned that ever since the current peace progress started in 2019, the Taliban officials had issued statements in opposition of the alien culture clothes being worn by the women and had accused the women’s rights advocates for the promotion of immorality, indecency, and non-Islamic culture.