A recent UN report sheds light on the Taliban regime, labeling it as “exclusionary” and highlighting its failure to deliver on counter-terrorism promises. The report emphasizes the restrictive nature of the Taliban’s governance, which marginalizes many of the ethnic and religious groups in Afghanistan.
The UN Security Council report states that the Taliban regime’s return to an “exclusionary” administration is reminiscent of the late 1990s – the first Taliban regime. The report also reveals internal divisions within the Taliban leadership, particularly between the Taliban leadership in Kandahar and those in Kabul, with the latter experiencing a weakening role. The report indicates that Kabul-based Taliban leaders have failed to “influence” significant policy changes.
A recent UN report sheds light on the Taliban regime, labeling it as “exclusionary” and highlighting its failure to deliver on counter-terrorism promises. The report emphasizes the restrictive nature of the Taliban’s governance, which marginalizes various groups within Afghanistan.
The report also underscores the “strong and symbiotic relationship” between the Taliban and both Al-Qaida and Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and that it has not delivered on its counter-terrorism provisions under the Agreement for Bringing Peace to Afghanistan between the United States of America and the Taliban.
“A range of terrorist groups have greater freedom of maneuver under the Taliban de facto authorities. They are making good use of this, and the threat of terrorism is rising in both Afghanistan and the region.”
The regime’s lack of willingness to embrace reforms and an inclusive form of government is highlighted and that the Taliban chief, Hibatullah Akhundzuda, remains “proudly resistant” to reforms as the regime ushers in repressive policies and attempts to gain international political recognition.
This annual report, the 14th of its kind, is issued by the Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team of the UN Security Council.
The Taliban has introduced a cloak of fear and violence that threatens the rights, freedoms, and livelihoods of the women and girls fighting to survive under looming security threats, humanitarian crisis, and gender apartheid in Afghanistan.
While a spokesperson states that Islam empowers women, the Taliban acts contrary to such statements with edicts that bar women from secondary school, universities, workplaces and more.
A spokesman from the Taliban swiftly denied the reports findings, branding the information as false and biased accusations from US influences.
The Feminist Majority Foundation remains firm against international recognition of the Taliban’s administration and stands in solidarity with Afghan women and girls.