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Posted on : Wednesday, July 02, 2014      Read More
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Keeping them in captivation for two weeks, the Taliban released the 33 abducted lecturers of the Kandahar University. They were freed in an area nearby Ghazni province. Teachers, all over the world, except the part we live in, are regarded as highly respected and non-political. Then why to abduct them? Even though they released them, with their release the Taliban cannot make over their image. Their image has already gone defaced beyond reparation—except one thing, and that’s when they repudiate their futile war, killing Muslims—both civilians and the government officials. The Taliban’s ire has fallen on everyone—starting from women, who are in despair, to children—who cannot go to schools for fear of being poisoned, from those who go to mosques to those in hospitals and those in funeral prayers, all of them know what it means to be a Taliban insurgent. What they have been doing since their ouster in 2001 and before is the darkest part of our history. But they are still at it, too ruthless and hollow headed, in which direction they are pushing this war-weary nation. Even they oppose the teaching of the very religion they apparently want to follow strictly.

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