The swift takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban nearly precisely 20 years after they have been militarily ousted by the US forces in response to the 9/11 assaults, has shocked the world.
After their victory, the Taliban, whose earlier stint as rulers of Afghanistan from 1996-2001 is remembered as a reign of terror and medieval brutality, at the moment are concerned in establishing a authorities to rule over the nation as soon as once more.
At a primary press convention final week, they stated that it will be an “inclusive Islamic authorities”.
The world is watching to see what precisely which means given their previous report of maximum persecution of girls and ethnic minorities, and the presence of a smorgasbord of terrorist teams on its soil.
Many 1000’s of Afghans usually are not ready to seek out out. They’ve been flocking to Kabul airport since August 15, the day President Ashraf Ghani vacated his workplace and left the nation, hoping to be rescued by the US or some other international authorities evacuating its personal residents.
Questions abound concerning the implications of Afghanistan’s takeover by the martial non secular extremist group that recognises solely its personal interpretation of Sharia, has shut relations with Pakistan’s ISI and Military, and has not reduce off ties with al-Qaeda.
What are the results for Afghanistan, the world and the area?
What are India’s international coverage choices? Ought to it have interaction with a Taliban-ruled Afghanistan?
What’s Pakistan’s relationship with the Taliban, and the way does that have an effect on India’s relationship with each international locations?
Will the Taliban takeover have a spillover in Kashmir in any method?
To reply these questions and lots of extra, The Indian Express has invited Gautam Mukhopadhaya, who was India’s ambassador to Afghanistan from 2010 to 2013 because the Professional Visitor at Monday’s session of Defined. Reside, The Indian Specific sequence of distinctive explanatory conversations.
Ambassador Mukhopadhaya might be in dialog with The Indian Specific Nationwide Editor Nirupama Subramanian, who has reported on Indian international coverage and the neighbourhood for a number of many years.
The occasion will start at 6 pm. A restricted variety of viewers questions will even be taken. Particulars of registration are within the field alongside.