While more than half of Afghanistan’s territory is being captured by the Taliban, in a rural district in northern Afghanistan, a woman named Salima Mazari is seen laughing unabashedly and carelessly. In male-dominated Afghanistan, female district governor Salima Mazari is out on a mission. Its mission is to recruit men to fight against the Taliban. The Taliban have occupied more than two-thirds of Afghanistan’s territory since US President Joe Biden announced the end of America’s longest war.
People’s lives have changed drastically in many areas occupied by the insurgent, but the only woman, Salima Mazari, who is willing to fight the Taliban, is ruling her own in the rugged district of hills and valleys. According to Majira, the Taliban are those who trample on human rights. Let us tell you that due to the coming of Taliban rule again, women and girls have been deprived of education and employment.
According to the news of a media channel, Talibani women are being forced into forcibly making sex slaves from door to door for their fighters. 12 year old girls being pushed for sex. Mazari, which belongs to the Hazara community, consists mostly of Shia Muslims. Let us tell you that half of Mazari’s district is already under Taliban control, so she spends a lot of time recruiting fighters to protect the rest. Hundreds of local people, including farmers, shepherds and laborers have joined.
According to an English newspaper, Mazari said that, our people did not have guns, but they went and sold their cows, sheep and even their land to buy weapons.” Hazari works day and night. Mazari is considered to be the support of the people due to the fear of Taliban coming to Mazari’s area. Mazari has so far recruited around 600 local people in the district, including 53-year-old Syed Munawwar , who have taken up arms after 20 years of farming.