To celebrate the 8th March in a befitting manner, Afghan women must intensify their struggle against the Taliban and other fundamentalists
As previous years we celebrate 8th March, the International Women’s Day, in such a circumstances that the people, particularly women of our fundamentalism-stricken country are struggling with twitches in the fetters of the fundamentalists and their Taliban brethren. If the jehadi criminals during the recent four years, under the guise of jehad, fleeced our people; plundered the national riches; killed the innocent people in cold-blood; made the raping of the women and young girls and boys and looting the run of the mill and locked the doors of schools and universities, now their brothers in faith i.e. the Taliban also under the pretext of Islam and shariat, while showing their hostility and antagonism towards science, culture, democracy and woman's rights, even in some cases harsher than their predecessors, galloping so unrestrained that publicly and shamelessly have proclaimed that women should be confined behind the walls and slaves of men.
In the name of religion and shariat, Taliban have given such an inhuman, horrible and disgraced feature of themselves to the whole world that even their very close friends have not the guts to recognize their "government".
The domination of Taliban in Kabul and other provinces in no way means the end of our people's suffering and pain. Watching their ignorance, hostility towards women and democracy and their absolute alienation from economic plannings for the amelioration and enhancement of the people's living, there remains no hope for the people to clinch on. We have always been saying that only the Taliban's antagonism against women is enough that our people never bow down to their fascistic rule. Therefore the only way to put an end to our women's sufferings and achieve freedom is to break into pieces the thralldom chains of the fundamentalists.
Some certain foreign governments, regarding their vested interests, support and help one group against the others and trying their utmost, what the cost may be, to impose the Taliban, Ikhwan and Dostom on our people. The futile and unproductive Tehran conference proved the failure of the Iranian regime's attempts to instate its lackeys.
In no other parts of the world, women and their very basic rights have been trampled under foot in such a brutal way and large scale that have been done in Afghanistan under the Taliban and jehadis.
Our women have been the very easy and foremost target of the Taliban and jehadis, thus it is their obligation to plunge their first daggers at the heart of them, because it's only through a resolute and unremitting struggle against all types of fundamentalists that they can acquire their due rights.
The recent attacks of Mullah Rafiullah Mozan, chief of the department of the so-called "Do what is good and refrain from what is forbidden" of the Taliban against the "Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan" (Daily Wahdat, Mar. 2,1997), if on the one hand approve that how the policies of RAWA is effective, but on the other show that how much the enemy is afraid of the struggle of our oppressed women. We are sure that the struggle of the "Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan" against the Taliban and their dirty jehadi brethren will interweave with the great anti-fundamentalist resistance movement of our people and other democratic and freedom-loving forces of our devastated homeland.
The Taliban think that with the mopping up the criminal jehadis from Kabul and some other provinces, relying on guns, tanks and aircrafts thay can continue their despotic rule which is up to the core medieval-minded, ultra-reactionary and deeply against women and human rights. But they forget the reality that a nation who did not bow down to the yoke of the Russian imperialists, their Khaqi and Parchami puppets and jehadi fascists, will never kowtow before those obscurantists who had mushroomed from madrasas (religious schools), albeit trying hard to cover their tyranny under the cloak of Quraan and shariat.
Like other nations of the world, our nation, especially during the recent 20-year became much more aware and conscious to kneel before a bloody dictatorship of a handful gun-totting religious students, that too in the threshold of the twenty first century!
It is worthy to celebrate the Eighth March, International Women’s Day, just by repledging to intensify the struggle against Taliban & Co. and jehadis and their foreign masters in solidarity with the women of the other parts of the world.