Taliban beheads feminine volleyball participant, threatens household

Cruelty had began as quickly because the Taliban got here to energy in Afghanistan. Now one other merciless act of Taliban has come to the fore. Talibani fighters have beheaded Afghanistan’s junior nationwide volleyball feminine participant.

According to the coach of the soccer group, Mahjabeen Hakimi, who used to play in Afghanistan’s junior ladies’s volleyball group, was beheaded in early October.

In an interview, the coach of the Afghan ladies’s volleyball nationwide group confirmed the beheading of Mahjabeen, however nobody got here to know concerning the brutal homicide as Taliban fighters threatened the participant’s household to not inform anybody about it. Mehjabeen performed for the Kabul Municipality Volleyball Club earlier than the autumn of the Ashraf Ghani government and was one of many membership’s star gamers. Just a few days again, footage of her severed head and bloodied neck surfaced on social media.

Mehjabeen Hakimi belonged to the Hazara ethnic group. The Hazaras are a minority in Afghanistan, hated and persecuted by the Taliban. The Hazaras are the third largest ethnic group in Afghanistan and a spiritual minority. About 10 per cent of Muslims in Sunni-majority Afghanistan are Shia and nearly all of them are Hazaras. The Taliban and Islamic State are Sunni. The Hazaras are stated to be of Mongolian and Central Asian descent and descended from Mongolian chief Genghis Khan. He invaded Afghanistan within the thirteenth century. They principally reside within the mountainous area of central Afghanistan, which is named ‘Hazaristan’ or the land of the Hazaras.

The 2018 UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan report acknowledged that a majority of the minority inhabitants is being focused by the Taliban. In these too, most of these attacked belong to the Hazara group. The coach of the Afghan ladies’s nationwide volleyball group stated a few of the group’s gamers managed to flee the nation earlier than the Taliban took management in August however Mehjabeen Hakimi failed to flee.

After the Taliban got here to energy, strict restrictions have been imposed on sports activities, particularly ladies’s sports activities. There are only a few feminine gamers left within the nation, most of them have already left the nation.

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