Fear of Taliban forced LGBT Community to Hide

With the withdrawal of the Taliban in Afghanistan, not only women and liberals but also members of the LGBT community are saving their lives. The fear of the brutality of the Taliban's last session is still alive in the LGBT community
Fear of Taliban forced LGBT Community to Hide
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With the withdrawal of the Taliban in Afghanistan, not only women and liberals but also members of the LGBT community are saving their lives. The fear of the brutality of the Taliban's last session is still alive in the LGBT community. The Secret Life of Homosexuals in Afghanistan "The LGBT Community" is still terrified of the Taliban's past.

Homosexuals were stoned to death

The country was ruled by the Taliban from 1996 to 2001. In those days homosexuals were stoned to death or they were buried in the ground till their waist or chest and then stoned. The Taliban has not yet clarified its policy on homosexuals, but former senior judge Gul Rahim told Bild, a German newspaper, that the death penalty for homosexuals is likely to be reinstated. The Taliban has made it clear that the Islamic system will be implemented under its rule. As a result, members of the LGBT community in Afghanistan have gone into hiding and erased all their evidence from social media. A gay boy was recently tortured.

Members of the LGBT community in Afghanistan fled to Pakistan and Iran

Image Credit: AP
Image Credit: AP

A boy from Herat said, "When the Taliban came, we had to be locked in our homes. I haven't been out for two or three weeks. Akbari is a famous Afghan LGBT activist who moved to Turkey a few years back. He said that gradually people began to recognize homosexuals, but as soon as the Taliban took over the cities, members of the LGBT community in Afghanistan fled to Pakistan and Iran.

Strict attitude towards women

The Taliban has also adopted a strict attitude towards women. He had issued an order in September regarding women. The Taliban says that women will only be allowed to do what men cannot do. This decision will prevent most women employees from returning to work. Not only this, the women students of the university were told by the Taliban that they would sit separately from the boys. They were also asked to follow a strict Islamic dress code. In the previous government backed by the US, universities were co-educational in most places.

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