Simultaneous with the two-year anniversary of the Taliban’s rule in Afghanistan, local sources in Takhar and Badakhshan provinces report that protesting girls in these provinces are demanding the cancellation of the Doha Agreement between the Taliban and the United States of America.
Sources on Saturday, August 12, state that protesting girls in Takhar and Badakhshan provinces have initiated street protests and gatherings in confined locations, stating that the Doha Agreement between the U.S. and the Taliban has led Afghanistan to fall into the hands of the Taliban.
According to them, the country’s fall to the Taliban has resulted in millions of people becoming refugees, exacerbation of hunger, and an increase in gender and ethnic apartheid by the Taliban, with women being barred from education and work. These protesting girls have stated that the Doha Agreement has not yielded positive results.
They further stated that “terrorist groups” have taken root in Afghanistan and have jeopardized the personal and financial security of the people.
These protestors assert that any interaction and recognition of the Taliban by the U.S. would mean “engaging with terrorism and legitimizing terrorists.”
The protesting girls emphasize that if the Taliban are recognized, the women and people of Afghanistan will not surrender, and human rights institutions must put an end to “genocide, war crimes, and terrorism” in Afghanistan, and support an all-inclusive government for the country.
With the Taliban’s control in Afghanistan, this group has imposed significant restrictions against citizens, especially girls and women, in the country.