Zarifa Ghafari Afghanistan’s first female mayor challenges Taliban
Afghanistan’s first female mayor Zarifa Ghafari
- Taliban control in Afghanistan increases insecurity among women
- Taliban imposes many restrictions on women
- The people of the country have become worried about their security due to the rule of Taliban.
New Delhi: Zarifa Ghafari, the country’s first and youngest female mayor since the Taliban took control in Afghanistan, said that I am sitting here and waiting for her to come. There is no one to help me or my family. I am just sitting with her and my husband. And they will come for people like me and kill me. Senior members of the Ashraf Ghani-led government managed to escape, but 27-year-old Zarifa Ghafari says where will I go? Ghafari was hopeful of a better future for the country in her interview with an international daily a few weeks before the Taliban’s resurgence, however, her hopes were dashed on Sunday.
Zarifa Ghafari rose to prominence in 2018 by becoming the first and youngest female mayor of the country’s Maidan Wardak province, Ghafari now waiting for the Taliban to arrive for her and others like her. Earlier, he had received death threats from the Taliban. His father, General Abdul Wasi Ghafari, was killed by terrorists on November 15 last year, exactly 20 days after the third attempt to kill him failed.
…then Ghafari had hope
Ghafari was entrusted with the responsibility of welfare of soldiers and civilians injured in the terror attacks in Kabul. This was when the Taliban started their offensive for the takeover. In an interview with a media outlet three weeks ago, he said, ‘Young people know what is happening. They have social media. They communicate. I think they will continue to fight for progress and our rights. I think this is the future of this country.
increased insecurity among women
Today she is feeling helpless and scared for her life and the safety of her family. He said that we were thinking that Kabul would not come under the hands of the Taliban. Even though the Taliban has promised not to take revenge on people or officials who worked with the previous Afghan government, its history has made it difficult to trust. Women are more nervous, because in the past the Taliban have stopped education for women, barred them from working.
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