Editorial: Taleban rule without a government

Cheragh is an independent daily run by the Development and Democracy Association.

Editorial: Taleban rule without a government

Cheragh is an independent daily run by the Development and Democracy Association.

Friday, 19 May, 2006
According to media reports, the Taleban militia implemented Sharia law for the first time since their ouster, on a man in Daikundi province. Thus they have formally demonstrated that they are in power. Taleban judges have previously applied Sharia in several cases, on some government and non-government employees. This indicates that the group is now coming together. When the government fails to increase its trust and popularity among the people, it eventually paves the way for others to come and fill the vacuum. Even in Kabul the government has been facing security problems, as well as social and economic challenges. There is no solution in sight. The US embassy in Afghanistan has been following a double standard in order to pave the way for the return of more than 100 key leaders of the Taleban, who were included in the UN’s black list, by including them in the ongoing national reconciliation and peace process. By bringing these people into the peace process, the United States believes it can keep the balance of power inside the country and use these people against the neighbouring countries of Afghanistan. While the insurgency is slowly getting closer to Kabul, it is for the rulers to review the economic and security situation of the region and not to allow things to get out of the control.
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