Kabul, ANI. Human rights have been openly violated since the arrival of the Taliban in Afghanistan. The Taliban brutally beat up human rights activist Habibullah Farzad just because he participated in a women’s protest in Kabul. Violence against activists and protesters has become a common occurrence in Afghanistan after the Taliban took over the country. Women protesters are demanding equal rights for Afghan women in the country.
Human rights activist Habibullah Farzad was brutally beaten up by the Taliban for participating in a protest organized by women in Kabul last Wednesday, The Daily Star reported. Farzad told that the Taliban tied his hands behind his back and then started beating him mercilessly. After that, he fainted. Farzad told me that after fainting, he took me to another room where many other people including journalists were also kept in custody.
Earlier, another human rights activist and journalist Saira Salim, who raised her voice against the persecution of the Taliban, said that members of the terrorist group were looking for her. Salim also told that four days ago six members of the Taliban came to his house and knocked on the door. The fighters questioned his father about his whereabouts.
Recent scenes of brutality in Afghanistan after the Taliban came to power have exposed the disastrous human rights situation in the war-ravaged country. Writing in The Express Tribune, Dr. Syed Akhtar Ali Shah has written that the tragic events in Afghanistan in the recent past have left everyone hurt and saddened. At present, there is a chaotic situation in Afghanistan. The presence of gunmen all-around has put the entire population under siege. The movement of people has been restricted, which shows the violation of the most basic human rights in the country.