Taliban Say 'Islamic System' Only Way To Afghan Peace, Women's Rights
Sumaira FH 1 month ago Sun 20th June 2021 | 03:30 PM
Kabul, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 20th Jun, 2021 ) :The Taliban said Sunday they remain committed to peace talks but insisted a "genuine Islamic system" in Afghanistan was the only way to end the war and ensure rights -- including for women.
Fears are also growing that if the Taliban return to power they will reimpose their harsh version of Islamic law, under which girls were banned from school and women accused of crimes such as adultery were stoned to death in stadiums.
"Our very participation in the negotiations... indicates openly that we believe in resolving issues through (mutual) understanding," Baradar said in a statement.
His statement acknowledged the fears in Afghanistan and abroad about the kind of system that would emerge -- and its impact on women -- saying that fell "within the ambit of the intra-Afghan negotiations".