This report has appeared at a number of media outlets globally.
Taliban are the people trying to follow the Prophet of Islam SAW.
There can not be anyone more honourable than that.
A Muslim takes his words seriously.
That is part of Islam.
If the Taliban have forgiven the enemies then they have forgiven.
Secretary general Antonio Guterres said in a report that “more than two thirds” of the deaths were alleged to have resulted from extrajudicial killings by the Taliban or its affiliates, despite the Taliban’s announcement of “general amnesties” for those affiliated with the former government and US-led coalition forces.
By affiliates let us take those individuals who are taking personal revenge now that the Taliban are in power. It certainly devolves on Taliban to constrain such elements who are trying to take personal revenge, if at all.
Let us also bring it into open that if there are individuals who complain about wrong doings of the members of former government then Taliban are duty bound to deliver justice. The amnesty can only be for those crimes that were committed against Taliban.
This is a complex judicial matter and the west can be part of the discussion but this issue can not be dubbed as if the Taliban as reneged.
If ISIS is fighting the Taliban then the Taliban will put them in place. The west should chill out.
In the report, obtained by the Associated Press on Sunday, he added that despite Taliban assurances, the UN political mission had also received credible allegations “of enforced disappearances and other violations impacting the right to life and physical integrity” of former government and coalition members.
As I said above this could be due to vigilante present among Taliban taking personal revenge and Taliban should address this issue.
This Guteras fellow should know that he heads an organization that the US used at her will and ignored when she pleased and he, Guteras, has been absolutely useless in protecting the civil rights of Palestinian people.
The secretary general said the UN missions documented 44 cases of temporary arrests, beatings and threats of intimidation, 42 of them by the Taliban.
There are stray individual events and then there is a comprehensive narrative.
Former is routine and should be addressed by the Taliban and the latter should be avoided by the west.
We know that.
Somehow the US and NATO can not still digest the reality that they were out of sync in Afghanistan.
Did they, the west, expect and still expect the Taliban to be a department of western bureaucracy or an oriental stooge?
And the Muslim world has been watching the western attitude with disgust.
My view is that the Taliban, at least for the time being, should conduct their foreign policy through Pakistan.
Pakistan has diplomatic experience with the west and under Imran Khan has shaken the western yoke to a very good extent. Taliban on the other hand is novice in this field. Even their negotiations about US and NATO withdrawal did not extract all the mileage they could.
Guterres said: “The situation in Afghanistan remains precarious and uncertain six months after the Taliban takeover as the multiple political, socio-economic and humanitarian shocks reverberate across the country.”
He said Afghanistan today faces multiple crises: a growing humanitarian emergency, a massive economic contraction, the crippling of its banking and financial systems, the worst drought in 27 years and the Taliban’s failure to form an inclusive government and restore the rights of girls to education and women to work.
“An estimated 22.8 million people are projected to be in ‘crisis’ and ‘emergency’ levels of food insecurity until March 2022,” the UN chief said. “Almost 9 million of these will be at ‘emergency’ levels of food insecurity – the highest number in the world. Half of all children under five are facing acute malnutrition.”
On a positive note, Guterres reported “a significant decline” in the overall number of conflict-related security incidents as well as civilian casualties since the Taliban takeover. The UN recorded 985 security-related incidents between 19 August and 31 December, a 91% decrease compared with the same period in 2020, he said.
The eastern, central, southern and western regions accounted for 75% of all recorded incidents, he said, with Nangarhar, Kabul, Kunar and Kandahar ranking as the most conflict-affected provinces.
Despite the reduction in violence, Guterres said the Taliban faced several challenges, including rising attacks against their members.
“Some are attributed to the National Resistance Front comprising some Afghan opposition figures, and those associated with the former government,” he said. “These groups have been primarily operating in Panjshir province and Baghlan’s Andarab district but have not made significant territorial inroads”, although “armed clashes are regularly documented, along with forced displacement and communication outages”.
Mr Guteras should focus upon releasing of Afghan money in the US and shun all platitudes about women's rights as seen by the west.