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Why did President Ashraf Ghani leave the country?

New Delhi: Shortly after the Taliban seized Kabul on Sunday, President Ashraf Ghani, along with National Security Adviser Hamdullah Muhib, fled the country and set the stage for the rebels to regain power in Afghanistan 20 years after a US-led military invasion expelled them. Reports claimed he was leaving Tajikistan or Uzbekistan, but the president’s office declined to comment on Ghani’s whereabouts for ‘security reasons’.Read also – Afghanistan crisis LIVE: UN holds emergency meeting on Afghanistan

Abdullah Abdullah, head of the High Council for National Reconciliation, paralyzed Ghani and said he left the people of Afghanistan in mess and misery and God will hold him accountable and the country will judge. On Twitter, residents called him a ‘coward’ for having left them in chaos. “We are all knocking in shame,” read a tweet from the verified report from the Afghan embassy in India. Read also – Rashid Khan and Mohammed Nabi’s IPL participation in focus as Taliban take over Afghanistan

Ghani later explained the reason for his departure. In a long Facebook post, the former Afghan president said he was leaving the war-torn country to ‘avoid bloodshed’. Read also – Taliban occupy presidential palace as they continue attack on Kabul to soon declare Islamic Emirate in Afghanistan | 10 points

“Today I came across a difficult choice; I had to face the armed Taliban who wanted to enter the palace or leave the dear country (Afghanistan), which I dedicated my life to protecting and protecting for the last twenty years “, it said in the post, written in Pashto and translated using Google.

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After fleeing, the Taliban declared war on Afghanistan over. In footage obtained by Al Jazeera, Taliban leaders were seen taking control of the presidential palace in Kabul. “Today is a fantastic day for the Afghan people and the mujahideen. They have been witnessing the fruits of their efforts and their sacrifices for 20 years. “Thanks to God, the war is over in the country,” Mohammad Naeem, a spokesman for the Taliban’s political office, told Al Jazeera TV.

Hamid Karzai appeals to the Taliban

In a video message, former President Abdul Hamid Karzai said he and other political leaders will continue their efforts to resolve the issues peacefully. He also called on the Taliban to provide security and safety to Afghan citizens. “I am here in Kabul with my girls and I ask the Taliban to provide security and safety for the people,” he said in a video message.

Local residents fleeing the country

Fearing that the Taliban could reintroduce that kind of brutal rule, dozens of people even stormed to asphalt at Kabul airport to flee Afghanistan. The main road to Kabul airport is packed with people desperately trying to flee the country.

“I do not believe the world left Afghanistan. Our friends are going to be killed. They (the Taliban) are going to kill us. Our women have no more rights, ”said a woman who arrived in Delhi from Kabul.

Brutal Taliban rule

Under their rule from 1996-2001, the Taliban prevented women from going to school, banned them from working outside the health care system (male doctors were banned from seeing women) and demanded that women be accompanied by a male relative and always wear the burqa when in public. If women broke certain rules, they were publicly whipped or executed. Religious and ethnic minorities were severely discriminated against under Taliban rule.

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