Are Afghans responsible for Afghanistan’s failure
Afghanistan– On the occasion of the first anniversary of the Afghan government’s collapse on August 15, the Taliban and their supporters celebrated their takeover of the country. However, millions of Afghans are still suffering in the country. Are Afghans responsible for Afghanistan’s failure?
Since the government’s collapse last August, people have been deprived of their basic rights. Women’s rights activists also face huge threats in Afghanistan. The Taliban leaders have imposed several restrictions, many of them on women, since their takeover. Thousands of people have left Afghanistan and flown to neighbouring countries such as Pakistan and Iran. Many people have been flown out to safer locations by the United States and some European countries.
The level of despair was high on the day of the collapse and prominent advocates of human rights, women’s empowerment and democracy, including large numbers of journalists, feared for their lives. Subsequently, many international communities blamed the international community’s lack of commitment to Afghan security for the failure of the country. It is the traditional mindset of Afghans to blame others for their own mistakes. They never learnt from history. The Taliban fighters retook control of Afghanistan in August 2021, two decades after being removed from power by a US-led military coalition.
The last two decades offered Afghanistan a golden opportunity to build its nation with the help of international communities. But, the nation failed to do so. There’s never been a central government in Afghanistan. Many political leaders focused more on building their own political careers rather than building the nation.
The Taliban leaders completed their rapid advance across the country by capturing Kabul on 15 August 2021. A year into the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan, the nation’s economy has deteriorated further. The economy of the country was already suffering before the Taliban’s takeover of the country. The citizens have to work hard to retake their freedoms.