Taliban Suppresses Ashura Mourners and Cuts Off Telecommunication Networks in Afghanistan

Muslims in Afghanistan have been commemorating the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (AS), the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). This is despite limitations imposed by the ruling Taliban and threats of terrorism.

The Taliban cut off telecommunication networks in Kabul and Mazar-e-Sharif and suppressed mourners in parts of Kabul and Ghazni during the Ashura ceremony

The suppression of Ashura mourners and the cutting off of telecommunication networks during the ceremony highlights the ongoing security challenges in Afghanistan. The Taliban’s restrictions on women’s education, work, and presence in society have also sparked widespread concern and condemnation.

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