Local sources in Bamiyan province report that the Taliban have imprisoned two residents of this province due to their refusal to give their land to the nomads (Kuchi) living in the area.
Sources informed the Hasht-e Subh Daily on Tuesday, 12 September, that Abdullah Sarhadi, the Taliban governor of Bamiyan province, has imprisoned two individuals from the Pashta-e Gharghari village because they did not hand over their land to the Kuchi nomads.
These individuals are identified as Ewaz Danish and Mohammad Gholami.
According to sources, two days ago, Abdullah Sarhadi contacted Ewaz Danish and Mohammad Ghulami and requested that they come to the Bamyan center. However, when these two individuals arrived at the center yesterday, the Taliban governor instructed them to confess in writing that they would hand over their land to the Kuchi nomads.
Sources say that after rejecting this demand, these two individuals were detained and taken into custody.
Sources also add that previously, the Taliban had threatened and insulted these two individuals along with four of their close associates.
This comes after last year when the Taliban’s Conflict Resolution Commission had warned the residents of Rashk to hand over their lands to the Kuchi nomads and leave the region themselves.
With the resurgence of the Taliban in Afghanistan, clashes have occasionally erupted between Kuchi nomads and local residents in various provinces, especially Ghazni, Daikundi, Maidan Wardak, and Bamiyan.
In some cases, the Taliban have forced people to pay hefty fines as compensation to the Kuchi nomads.