As Afghanistan is completely taken over by the Taliban, the people, especially women living there are afraid for their future and safety. People are still sore from the time when the country was under the leadership of the Taliban 20 years ago, and the wounds of the human rights violation back then are still fresh. And it has begun, once again. Prominent leaders, journalists, academicians, students, and in fact, all women are afraid of the atrocities that they will be subjected to. In fact, with the Taliban’s history of death sentences given out freely and executions meted out publicly, women are living in fear that a death decree awaits them.
Now, the Taliban has issued a death decree for a divorced woman who left Afghanistan four years ago and is currently living in Delhi. The woman had found out that her husband is a member of the Taliban; so one fine day, she took her two daughters and fled to India. However, her husband sold two more of their daughters to the Taliban. “My husband tried to stab me four times the scars of which are still visible on my head, neck and fingers,” IANS quoted her, while maintaining her anonymity.
In India, the woman built a life for herself and her daughters. She currently works as a gym trainer, is a single mother, and runs the household by herself, feeling safe and secure—until now.
“I do not have any information about my two other daughters who have been sold to the Taliban. My husband told me that he will sell my other two daughters as well, after which I was forced to leave Afghanistan fearing for my life,” she was quoted saying.
Speaking on the death warrant, she said, "The Taliban have come out with a 'death warrant' for me. They will take away my other two daughters as well. The terrorist group has said 'Money has been spent to buy the children, now they are ours'. I can't return to Afghanistan fearing a threat to my daughters' lives.”
When this Afghan woman divorced her husband and fled Afghanistan, the country was not being ruled by the Taliban. So, she quickly applied for her visa and flew to India. She said that people were very helpful and they assisted her in settling down in Delhi. She is afraid for her life, as her father, who lives in Iraq, has received several threats from the Taliban. They have also told him that they have tracked her location.
“Today Afghanistan is completely in shambles, I am happy staying in India,” she expressed.