KABUL: After passing eight months since the re-establishment of the Islamic Emirate’s government, Bilal Karimi, deputy spokesman of the Islamic Emirate, announced the dissolution of five institutions, saying that these organisations has not performed any activities over the past months.
“Departments that are not carrying out their activities currently are inactive. At any time, if it is needed, they will be reactivated. ” said Bilal Karimi, deputy spokesman of the Islamic Emirate.
The Human Rights Commission, the National Security Council, the Commission for the Supervision of the Implementation of the Constitution, the Secretariat of the Senate, and the Housw of Representatives of the High Council for Reconciliation are among the institutions that have been dissolved.
Meanwhile, Human Rights Watch responded by saying that the disbanding of such institutions is a setback in the human rights sector in Afghanistan.
“Yesterday was particularly dark day for human rights in Afghanistan, the Taliban’s announcement that they formally abolished the Afghanistan independent human rights commission represents a very serious backward move for Afghanistan in terms of its respect for human rights and the respect that will enjoy as a country globally.
The human rights commission is what is known as a national human rights institution and every country in the world should have one of these institutions…,” said Heather Barr, associate women’s rights director at Human Rights Watch (HRW).
Analysts believe that with the dissolution of a number of institutions, not only will these departments be systematically abolished, but they will also increase the level of unemployment and poverty in the country.
“Such decisions will increase the level of unemployment and will be a big challenge for the people of Afghanistan. The Taliban must act responsibly,” said Shukria Barakzai, former diplomat.
This comes as the international community has repeatedly urged the current Afghan government to form an inclusive government and observe norms of women’srights.
But the Islamic Emirate said its government is inclusive and that it remains committed to the women’s rights based on Islamic values.