Afghan women will no longer have a happy time with the existence of the Taliban
Time is passing slowly in Afghanistan these days; But in Kabul, life has become more difficult and impossible, and the cold weather, poverty, and unemployment have become so overwhelming that one cannot hope to survive.
Zahra a 45-year-old woman, who lives with her family of six in a remote corner of Kabul’s Barchi district, is also living a life of poverty and misery and having a piece of bread worth as much as a gold coin to them.
Ms. Zahra has four children, and her husband, who is ill and has been suffering from a lumbar disc and severe bone pain. Ali Zahra’s husband is not able to do any light or heavy work and there is no money to cure him. Until a few months ago, when the Afghan people were still breathing under the regime of the Republic, Ms. Zahra was the cleaner of a private school in Kabul’s Barchi district. With a salary of six thousand, she could provide bread for her family. Besides, she could provide her house rent and her husband medicine by sewing traditional customs, but with the arrival of the Taliban, these income sources have been locked and life shows its tough face to her.
Ms. Zahra tells Nimrokh: “Although my family and I have never experienced a happy life and we always tried to make a living; But it was still grateful for me; Because I could provide at least some bread for my children, one of my daughters attends the same school where I was cleaner free money with the help of the manager. My husband, who is suffering from the disease was a construction worker till two years ago. He had to work in the cold and the heat to provide food for us; “But rheumatism and lumbar disc herniation prevented him from working, and poverty forced me to find work outside to cover the expenses of the house.”
“I never thought life would be so difficult and unbearable, and my family would eat bread and boiled water for a week,” said Zahra, whose tears welled up in her small eyes and despair was evident beyond the words she uttered.
Zahra believes that: “The lamp of oppression will not burn until dawn and this night of darkness will end one day; But if we have a breath to survive until dawn, we will never forget this bitter experience, and by remembering this time, bitter hatred will be tied around our throats.”
Zahra believes that “Afghan women will not have a happy time with the Taliban, they will feel fear and terror from the desert courts until the moment of death, and if one day the Taliban are expelled from Afghanistan, it will be the rebirth of Afghan women and this hope calls us for life and keeps us alive.”
Ms. Zahra says: “If we do not struggle and try to get rid of this darkness, we should not expect fundamental work from foreign countries and becoming modern human beings from the Taliban.”
Translated by Jahan Raha