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Leader of Jamiat-e Islami predicts Taliban government will not last

Updated: Sep 24, 2021

Salahuddin Rabbani, leader of Afghanistan's oldest and second-largest political party Jamiat-e Islami, predicted today the downfall of the Taliban government. By his reckoning, no Afghan government composed of a single ethnic group can possibly last long, especially not one that seized power in their manner.

The people of Afghanistan will never accept regimes which have been imposed through force and will fight to change the ongoing undesirable situation.

Central to his assertation is the failure of the Taliban to include in their government any of the classes and ethnic groups of Afghanistan besides their own, forming a cabinet entirely of 33 Pashtun ministers (all male). The exclusion of Hazaras, Tajiks, Uzbeks, and any of Afghanistan's many other ethnic groups invites discrimination and even genocide, which the Taliban inflicted on the Hazara people in their previous rule. Many fear they will commit the same crimes now, and their brutal killings of civilians in Panjshir suggest they have not lost their viciousness or disregard for human life.

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