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“Everyone or No one”: For a Free and Developed Afghanistan

The female students have been unable to attend school for more than a year and a half. Now, the university gates are closed to the girls, too. As an Afghan girl, I want the Taliban to first accept and treat us like human beings and then consider their orders based on religion. I am a human being first before I am a woman. So, as a human being, I have the right to study, work, and take part in…
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My Uprisings Against Women’s Education Suspension Order

On Wednesday, December 21st, 2022, I logged in to my Facebook account and scanned the topics. Among the topics, there was a letter I was attracted by: The Ministry of Higher Education of the Taliban had issued it. I was extremely shocked. I told myself that the news might not be true. Later, I closed my Facebook account and looked out of the window. Everything seemed normal except for the air: it…
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Collapsed Ceiling of University

In the modern world like today, educational institutions, especially universities, play a major role in changing the path in our lives, from technology and its prominent role in today’s human well-being to science and social sciences, etc. Today’s world insists that this specialized institution is a place where various, major thoughts and ideas are produced. So, factors such as race, gender, and…
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Islam, Women, and a Nightmare Called Taliban

I am a girl of the 2000s and have seen the achievements of democracy in Afghanistan over the past two decades. Afghans were not living in a well-off situation; they were not in the worst situation either. The democratic system in Afghanistan was beneficial in many terms: freedom of speech, women's freedom, women's right to study and work in the army or media, administrative system, and elsewhere…
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Black and White: Asra Writes of Her Hopes Ruined Under Taliban’s Rule

I am an 11-year-old girl. I was the top scorer in my class up to the sixth grade and wanted to keep the first position up to the twelfth grade in my school. I also wished to continue my education and one day become a politician and serve my nation, but the Taliban closed schools all over the country. So, I failed to reach my goals. I still find it hard to believe that I could no longer be able to…
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End of December 2022, the nightmare of Afghan Refugees in Pakistan

While the last days of December 2022, bring celebration and happiness for many people around the world, for Afghan refugees in Pakistan, it is a nightmare of imprisonment or fear of torture and death. A few months ago, the government of Pakistan announced a Scheme for Overstaying Foreigners to Exit Pakistan based on which Afghan refugees in Pakistan, whose residency period has expired, must…
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Attack on Kaaj, Dreams Shaded with Innocent Blood and Burred Under the Mud

In a split second, hearts stopped beating. On September 30, as the day dawned crisp and clear, while students were taking a mock exam, two suicide bombers attacked the Kaaj Educational Center in Dasht-e Barchi, Kabul. The attackers killed the guards, entered the classroom, shot students, and one of them exploded himself. At least 53 innocent lives, mainly females, died, and dozens were injured.…
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The Identities of Those Executed in Herat Were Unknown

It is Saturday, September 25, and I am exhausted and disheveled. Waiting and uncertain fate have bothered me. We are three people and we live in a hotel in the Darb-e-Malik that has a room for staying. With each passing day, my tiredness intensifies. Darb-e-Malik is a crowded place in Herat city. There are many affordable hotels here. Those who intend to travel to Iran or enter Afghanistan…
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A Journalist Narrates the Fall of Kabul

The claims of the military officials of the government were wrong. The Taliban were advancing rapidly and could attack the capital at any moment. The weather in Kabul also seemed different from every other day. People were talking about the rapid advance of the Taliban and the possibility of the fall of Kabul. For reporters whose lives were tied to reports of war, violence, and intimidation,…
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Taliban Do Not Respect the Privacy of Individuals

I was with two of my friends in Herat province. We decided to travel to Iran and waited for a visa. We were trapped by commissioners and stayed in Herat for about a month and a half. We had a room for two nights in one of the hotels in the Chawk Gulha in Herat city. Chawk Gulha is a crowded city, and so is beautiful. It can be said that the beating heart of Herat is here. A large amusement park is…
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