Washington: Nobel awardee Malala Yousafzai has conveyed agitation for women in Afghanistan as the Taliban captured the country after 20 years of US military operations.
“The Talibans banned nearly all females from academically and punished those who challenged them – are administratives. I panic for my Afghan sisters,” Malala wrote in the New York Times on August 17.
“I am helpless, but I think of my own childhood. When the Taliban seized Pakistan’s Swat Valley in 2007 and shortly thereafter barred girls from academically, I hid my books under my shawl and walked to school in panic. At the age of 15, the Taliban attempted to murder me for advocating about my right to go to school,” she wrote in the NYT.
In addition she said, “In the last two decades, millions of Afghan females received an education. Now the future they were committed to is deadlocked to escape.”
“We will have time to communicate what went wrong in the war in Afghanistan. In this dire moment, we must listen to the Afghan females. They are requesting for protection, for education, for the freedom and the future they were pledged. We cannot pursue failure. We have no time to spare,” Malala also stated.
Interestingly, hitting a conciliatory tone this time, the Taliban has pledged to “respect women’s rights” in the nation.
Yousafzai conveyed her doubts about the Taliban’s oath. She wrote in NYT “The story of the Taliban’s brutal repression of women’s rights and the fear of Afghan women are real. We have heard details from students of female sex who prevented from them from the University, workers in their office. “
Yousafzai is a long-time advocate of girls’ education. She was shot in the head at the age of 15 and survived the assassination attempt by the Pakistani Taliban.
Since then, Oxford University graduate have become global figures in encouraging girls’ education. On Sunday, the terrorist organization took control of Afghanistan after entering the Kabul Presidential Palace.