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During the 1990s under Taliban rule women had to be covered from head to foot with a burqa.

Seeing a 6-year-old girl evacuated from Afghanistan by the Indian Air force left me to think about the situation in Afghanistan. Women in Afghanistan are for sure not safe under Taliban rule. Citizens said the Taliban will remain the Taliban, and they have not changed.

Women fear that they will have to face the same circumstances that occurred 20 years back in the 1990s. During the 90's when Taliban first gained control in Afghanistan, women were not allowed to access education and total freedom. Now After 20 years again, the Taliban control has led to a panic situation among the second gender of the society. As per the news reports, Taliban has already shut down some of the girl's schools and women's clinics in various districts.

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Stop Killing Afghan Protest in London.

" WHO IS MISTER PUTIN ? ", the German dailies blared, as they tried to uncover the profile of a common spy who committed acted belligerent. It was the 25th of February 1994, Vladimir Putin then the deputy mayor of St. Petersburg was an attendee at a European Union event in Hamburg. The event was of the utmost importance as it included a speech by then Estonian President Lennart Meri. It was hosted in Hamburg at the Matthiae-Mahl banquet, which is being celebrated since 1356. Hundreds of prominent guests from political, business, and cultural spheres met in the historic city hall to dine and have very high-ranking small talk.

On that ebullient day, the chief guest, Lennart Meri gave a thought-provoking speech. Referring to a paper from the foreign ministry in Moscow he said, "It notes that the problem of ethnic Russian groups in countries neighbouring Russia cannot be solved by diplomatic means alone." Other means were conceivable for Moscow, Meri concluded. He warned against Russia's "neo-imperialist policy" and appealed to integrate Eastern European countries, including Ukraine, into the "democratic world."

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By Tharini Ilanchezhian

Most minorities have fled Afghanistan due to the tension caused in the state following the Taliban takeover of the government and the Presidential Palace, and a very few chose to stay expecting the worst coming their way. One of them is the Hindu priest of Rattan Nath temple of Kabul, Rajesh Kumar.

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"Pakistan has completed 97-98 per cent of the fencing around the Afghan border," said Rasheed, adding that the border has been fenced even around the most hostile of terrains.

Pakistan's Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed said on Tuesday that the country has taken the Afghan Taliban on board over the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) issue, hoping that the Afghan soil will not be used against Islamabad. Rasheed was responding on Geo Pakistan to reports of the release of key TTP commanders from jails in Afghanistan, as the Taliban took over the country.

Maulana Faqir Mohammad, the former deputy chief of the TTP, was also released as the Taliban after Kabul's fall on Sunday.

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