Taliban Say Won’t Accept Offers From Int’l Community If They’re ‘Against Islam’

New Delhi: Taliban on Sunday stated that while they are ready for engaging with the international community, if “they are against Islam,” their offers will “not acceptable.”

According to Afghanistan-based TOLO News, Acting Minister of Vice and Virtue Khalid Hanafi criticised sanctions and said that Afghanistan is ready for engagement with the international community, but its offers, if they are against Islam, are not acceptable.

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“We just follow Allah, Prophet Mohammad, the Caliph of Rashidun and Companions in implementation of our law. We don’t accept anything from anyone which is against Islam,” said Mawlawi Mohammad Khalid Hanafi, minister of Vice and Virtue while visiting Ghazni.

Hanafi also called on government employees to have their appearance based on Sharia.

“All employees that are in the provinces, districts, and ministries should make their appearances according to Islamic values,” Hanafi said, as quoted by TOLO news.

He further mentioned that since the Taliban’s return to power, the women are observing “100 percent” hijab.

‘disturbing and consistent pattern of human rights violations’ the Taliban

Recently, the United Nations mission in Geneva stated that the latest United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) report revealed a “disturbing and consistent pattern of human rights violations” by the Taliban. 

According to news agency ANI, the UN mission in Afghanistan released a report about the human rights situation prevailing in Afghanistan over the 10 months since the Taliban seized Kabul.

The mission stated that while the report highlights aspects of the Taliban’s human rights violations, it does not fully reflect the number of violations and abuses reflected in this report, and the full scope of the deterioration of the human rights situation since August of last year. 

UN mission said that this could be attributed to the methodology used for the report and or lack of access to places where torture and ill-treatment, unlawful killings, arbitrary arrests and detentions, and forced displacement are taking place in Afghanistan. 

The report, however, reveals a disturbing and consistent pattern of human rights violations by the Taliban, in line with the previous findings of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Afghanistan, and international and non-governmental organisations.

(With Agency Inputs)

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