After outlawing music, the Taliban bring a folk artist outside his home and shoot him.
According to reports, the Taliban pulled a folk artist outside his home and shot him dead after enforcing new laws across Afghanistan, including a ban on music.
Fawad Andarabi was a well-known folk musician in the Andarab village in Kishnabad. However, following the Taliban’s control of the war-torn country, the artist was allegedly killed after being taken from his home.
“Fawad Andarabi, a local artist, was pulled out of his home yesterday and slain by the Taliban in Kishnabad area of Andarab,” said Sami Mahdi, a lecturer at Kabul University.
“In the valley, he was a well-known folk singer.
“The incidence was corroborated by his son.”
Jawad Andarabi, his son, said it was the first time the Taliban had visited their home.
Taliban officers raided his house, searched everything, and even drank tea with him.
“He was innocent, a musician who only wanted to amuse people,” his son claimed, adding that his father was shot in the head on their farm.
“On the farm, they shot him in the head.”
Mr. Andarabi reportedly sang traditional songs about his birthplace, his people, and Afghanistan as a nation while playing the ghichak, a bowed lute.
Amnesty International Secretary-General Agnes Callamard condemned the musician’s suspected murder.
“There is overwhelming evidence that the Taliban of 2021 will be the same bigoted, brutal, and authoritarian Taliban of 2001,” she stated.
“It’s been twenty years.
“On that front, nothing has changed.”
This comes after Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid stated that music will not be permitted in public spaces.
“Music is forbidden in Islam, but instead of pushing individuals, we hope to persuade them not to do such things,” he stated.
Dr Ahmad Sarmast, the founder and director of the Afghanistan National Institute of Music, told the BBC, “The students are all afraid and concerned.”
“They are well aware that if they return to school, they may face consequences or punishment for what they have done.”
Women are also apparently barred from participating in TV and radio broadcasts under Taliban guidelines.
When terrorist organizations dominated Afghanistan in the 1990s, women and girls were subjected to horrific oppression, including public executions.
Taliban leaders are said to see unmarried – or widowed – women and girls aged 12 to 45 as war booty to be distributed among their troops.
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