Kabul, Afghanistan: Another heart-wrenching incident has been reported in Afghanistan, where Taliban militants brutally beheaded a member( identified as Mahjabeen Hakimi) of Afghan’s Junior Women’s National Volleyball Team in the capital city.
The information has been shared by one of the coaches of the Afghan team. The coach also noted that Taliban militants threatened the family members of the girl not to speak anything about the incident.
A few days back, the pictures of her beheaded, blooded neck with head lying beside went viral on the internet.
The coach noted that before the full takeover of the Taliban on the country, only a few team players were able to escape and save their lives. While numerous women athletes, players were left, one of which was Mahjabeen.
Since the Taliban has taken complete control over Afghanistan, the militant group has tried to identify and hunt down the women athletes.
Taliban is even more keenly looking for women players who have represented the country in foreign and domestic competitions.
Hakimi played for Kabul Municipality Volleyball Club. She belonged to Hazara ethnic group, which is already being tortured by the Taliban for decades.
As per the report of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan of 2018, the majority of the attacks done by the Taliban militants are directed towards the minority population, and which mainly include Hazaras.
The Afghan National Women’s Volleyball Team was established in 1978. However, due to the civil war followed by Taliban rule, the team discontinued between 1992 and 2002. The team participated in a number of international competitions and has been widely supported within Afghanistan.
Seeing the current situation of Afghanistan, women are not safe there and are demanding assistance from the neighbouring nations.
Recently, Taliban spokesperson stated that they would open doors for the girls but somehow, seeing the incidents, it seems pretty difficult. After the Taliban took over the nation, girls were not permitted to go to school.