PM urged to grant asylum to Afghan women

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As many as eighty-one civilians were killed last week in Afghanistan despite ongoing international efforts to bring peace to the country…reports Asian Lite News.

Human and women’s rights groups on Sunday asked the UK administration to provide asylum to the vulnerable Afghan women amid the US troops withdrawal and increase in Taliban violence in the war-torn country.

The Khaama Press reported that the campaigners have asked UK to join the US in granting visas to prominent female journalists, politicians and activists prone to the Taliban threats and also airlift Afghan interpreters and its embassy’s staff and security guards in Kabul.

Earlier, the groups have asked the Biden administration to provide up to two thousand visas specifically for vulnerable women and their advocates who are at risk after the US troops pull out from Afghanistan.

Neither UK nor the US administration has shown a green signal for the recommendation made by these groups.

This comes amid a surge in violence in Afghanistan. The Taliban has intensified its offensive against the government after foreign forces have started withdrawing from the war-torn country.

As many as eighty-one civilians were killed last week in Afghanistan despite ongoing international efforts to bring peace to the country.

Meanwhile, Qatar’s efforts to mediate between the Taliban and the Afghan government failed to reduce the violence and bring peace to the war-torn country.

Pajhwok Afghan News reported that last week, 30 civilians were killed and 51 others were injured due to 17 attacks in 11 provinces. Kandahar, Baghlan, Faryab, Khost, Jawzjan, Paktika, Kapisa, Kabul, Logar and Takhar among the attacked provinces.

Though, in the ‘peace talks’, Taliban representatives and some Afghan politicians strongly condemned attacks on non-combatants, public homes, mosques and hospitals. Both sides demanded punishment to those causing civilians casualties and property loss.

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