On Saturday, February 29, the United States of America signed a deal with the Taliban insurgents. Under the deal, the US have agreed to pull out its force from the country within 14 months. In return, the Taliban have promised not to let extremists to jeopardize America’s interests and the interests of Washington’s allies from Afghan soil. The Taliban have also agreed to sit with the Afghan government and political factions to discuss a post-negotiation setup.
The US-Taliban deal marks a new
phase in the country’s history. It will leave direct impact on our lives,
incomes, and day-to-day entertainments. Most notably, our hard-earned rights
may be compromised if the Taliban fail to reconcile with the urban educated
populations of the country.
Afghanistan has changed a lot
in the last two decades. Understandably, the Taliban leaders and fighters may
not realize it as they were busy fighting over the last 18 years.
We can break the ice.
Now that the Taliban have
agreed to reconcile, they should realize that there are a lot of concerns in
terms of their ideology and attitude towards women rights, civil rights and
Please do share your thoughts
with us if you are interested to speak out your feelings and concerns on
US-Taliban deal. What lessons do you think can the Taliban and the Afghan government
learn from the country’s battered imbroglio? Or what lessons can we learn from
the Geneva Accord of 1988 which was signed before the Soviet withdrawal?
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