The Taliban government in Afghanistan has returned to the colors it displayed in the late 1990s. In this way, he hopes he has learned some lesson over the past two decades and this time his relatively liberal face will be seen. The brutality of the Taliban regime is so great that now even the Islamic world is beginning to feel uneasy. The issue of banning women’s education at university has been strongly condemned both in the rest of the world and in Islamic countries. This week, the Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) added its voice to protest the move. OIC Secretary General Hisen Brahim Taha said that this decision will not only deprive Afghan women of livelihood opportunities, but that the Taliban’s latest decision will also affect international humanitarian aid programs underway in Afghanistan. Significantly, the Taliban has ordered all local and foreign non-governmental organizations working in Afghanistan to suspend the employment of all their female employees.
The Taliban have threatened that if these organizations fail to do so, their licenses to operate in Afghanistan will be revoked. Saudi Arabia and Pakistan have also criticized these Talibani decisions. Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Fahran Al Saud and Pakistani Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said in a statement after a phone call that both countries have guaranteed all rights of women and their equal participation in all walks of life. It is clear that Saudi Arabia and Pakistan are not liberal countries. Their own stories of oppression on religious grounds are discussed here. But the situation in Afghanistan has become such that even they are forced to criticize it. The Taliban has already taken steps to publicly punish criminals and deny women education.