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Child of suspected resistance member executed by Taliban

BP World Bureau | Sep 28 2021 12:54:52 PM
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Despite the efforts to project a moderate image, the Taliban has executed a child in Takhar province of Afghanistan. The militants suspected that the child's father is a member of the Afghan Resistance Force. 

The Panjshir Observer tweeted the incident with the hashtags #WarCrimes and #Afghanistan. The incident backs the claims that the Taliban is not different from its two-decades-old ways. 

The insurgents have been trying to gain international confidence by delivering a moderate image and making promises to honour diversity and women's rights. Several witnesses at the Kabul Airport had said that the terrorist group has returned with the same radical and violent mindset, reported NDTV.

Afghan women are most at risk of being denied education, freedom, and the right to work. The group has already implemented several rules about the attire of women. Female students and teachers were sent home soon after the Taliban took power.

On Monday, the Taliban banned barbers in a southern province called Helmand from shaving and trimming beards. The order issued to barbers claimed that their edict is in line with the Shariah law. The note read that if anyone violates the rule (they) will be punished and no one has a right to complain.

Shaved or cleanly trimmed beards are popular in Afghanistan. The Taliban had forced men to grow beards during their previous rule as well.