Two years ago, the beacon of life in a land called Afghanistan was extinguished. As a result of the dealings and interactions between the United States and the Taliban, this country once again fell into the clutches of this destructive group, becoming a gathering place for regional terrorist organizations to carry out their security, intelligence, political, and economic games under the umbrella of the Taliban. The assembly of terrorist groups under the shadow of the Taliban has turned Afghanistan into the darkest land in the world—a place where people are held hostage by extremist and terrorist groups.
Politically, the country lacks a popular, legitimate, and acceptable government for the people of Afghanistan and the world. Legally, society is severely constrained and restricted by the Taliban, enduring the most inhumane conditions. The economic situation of Afghanistan is under the tyrannical and unconventional control of Taliban rule, leading the majority of the population below the poverty line to struggle with unemployment and starvation.
In such circumstances, undoubtedly, the people have no mental, psychological, or physical security. In a land that has become a gathering place for terrorist groups and is governed by a terrorist group and its supporters, survival has become the greatest concern for the people of this land. This article emphasizes the necessity of resistance against this situation and its perpetrators, addressing why there is a need to resist the Taliban ideology and the regime of this group in Afghanistan.
Resistance For Human Rights
Human rights are the most fundamental and primary rights that every individual, under their humanity, inherently possesses. Every human being, by their humanity, is entitled to human rights and should fully benefit from them in their life.
With the resurgence of the Taliban in Afghanistan, this group refuses to recognize any rights for the people of Afghanistan. Over the past two years, the Taliban have repeatedly deprived and violated the fundamental and essential human rights of the people of Afghanistan. Under the rule of the Taliban regime, the people of Afghanistan are devoid of their legitimate and human rights, and this group openly denies the civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights of the people. They challenge the right to life by executing illegitimate trials and public stonings, pushing Afghanistan into the clutches of the Taliban.
Afghanistan struggles under the grip of the Taliban, and in the absence of freedom of expression, speech, and will by the people regarding their own lives, it is considered a crime by the Taliban, leading to Taliban-style punishments. By trampling on the human rights of the Afghan people, this group imposes its extremely extremist views on the lives of the people, showing no regard for any form of dignity or inherent rights for the citizens of the country.
To achieve human rights and enjoy the inherent primary rights that every human being should have in their life without any discrimination or hindrance, it is essential for resistance to take place.
The Taliban stand as a significant and primary impediment to the human rights of the people of Afghanistan. Therefore, resisting the rigid and harsh ideology of this terrorist group is crucial to achieving fundamental human freedoms. The historical experience with the Taliban has proven their indifference to reformist ideas and recommendations. As various forms of resistance against the Taliban persist in society, these resistances need to continue and intensify. Over the past two decades, this group has become a bloodthirsty terrorist organization, committing various explosive and suicide attacks and causing the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people. They have shown a ruthless willingness to massacre and shed blood in the face of any dissenting thoughts or beliefs.
In light of this, the most powerful tool available to the people in Afghanistan, enabling them to progress towards human rights, is the refusal to submit to the Taliban and to resist and fight against this group.
Resistance for Freedom
Throughout its history, Afghanistan has witnessed numerous struggles and liberation movements. This country, due to geographical, political, security, and economic reasons, has faced invasions by major powers. Despite all external invasions, the people of this land have stood firm with determination and raised the cry for freedom. In every circumstance, they have fought for freedom, liberation from external constraints, the autonomy of their lives, and a life free from oppression and injustice.
Regrettably, due to the dealings between the United States and the terrorist group Taliban in Doha, the country has now lost its freedom. Afghanistan has become a secure haven for terrorist groups and a prison for its people. With the resurgence of the Taliban regime, freedom has been robbed from Afghan society, and the people practically have no freedom or autonomy in their lives. Afghanistan, under the rule of the Taliban, lacks personal and collective freedom. The Taliban resorted to violence to strip people of their freedoms. Therefore, the first necessity for resistance is the resistance to reclaim freedom.
Resistance for Justice and Equality
Afghanistan, with its multi-ethnic and multilingual society, has historically faced challenges to justice and equality. Due to geographical, political, security, and economic factors, these principles have been violated by power-seekers, monopolists, and those who have taken political power through legitimate or illegitimate means. The absence of justice, equality, and the existence of self-interest have long been dilemmas in this country.
Alongside its myopic vision, the Taliban, through their self-centered behavior and self-serving actions, has become a source of fundamental crises and problems for Afghanistan. One of the serious crises created by the Taliban in Afghanistan is the crisis of justice violation and inequality. The Taliban believe in their superiority and greatness, considering themselves higher and more significant than the majority of the Afghan people. In their mindset, equality among the people holds no meaning. Their self-centeredness and discrimination have led them to falsely view themselves as the owners and rulers of Afghanistan, considering the majority of the country’s citizens inferior to themselves.
This inhumane perspective has resulted in the Taliban expending all the country’s resources in pursuit of their group’s goals, placing the people in deprivation and multiple constraints. With their self-centered and superiority-seeking approach, they have deprived the majority of the people of their legitimate and human rights. To overcome such thinking and situations, resistance in any form is one of the most essential needs of Afghan society today.
It is through resistance and steadfastness that the chains of inequalities and the inhumane limitations imposed by the Taliban can be broken, creating a conducive environment for equality and brotherhood. This resistance is not necessarily armed; it can be achieved through civilian resistance by distancing oneself from the Taliban. This form of resistance is also highly effective.