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"Please help us before the Taliban take over Kabul" - Afghan filmmaker Karimi pleads

Monday, August 16, 2021 • Tamil Comments
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Followed by the withdrawal of the American forces from Afghanistan, the Taliban have gained control over many provinces in Afghanistan. They have massacred many people, killed many children, raped many women and destroyed many schools in the past two weeks.

A few days ago Cricketer Rashid Khan penned an emotional note on Twitter pleading the world leaders to help them in this tough situation, now film director and the general director of Afghan Films has made an appeal through her social media account requesting help for the poor people of Afghanistan. Bollywood filmmaker Anurag Kashyap also shared this on his official social media handle.

Karimi began her letter, by writing, "I write to you with a broken heart and a deep hope that you can join me in protecting my beautiful people, especially filmmakers from the Taliban. In the last few weeks, the Taliban have gained control of so many provinces. They have massacred our people, they kidnapped many children, they sold girls as child brides to their men."

She also pleaded the filmmakers, artists and celebrities all over the world to raise their voice for Afghanistan, she wrote "The media, governments, and the world humanitarian organizations are conveniently silent as if this `Peace deal` with the Taliban was ever legitimate. It was never legitimate. Recognizing them gave them the confidence to come back to power. Taliban has been brutalizing our people throughout the entire process of the talks. Everything that I have worked so hard to build as a filmmaker in my country is at risk of falling. Please help us get this world to not abandon Afghanistan. Please help us before the Taliban take over Kabul. We have such little time, maybe day."

In the last few days, the Taliban have entered Kabul, capturing Kabul University in the west of the Afghan capital. Earlier, the Taliban in a statement had assured residents of Kabul not to be scared of them as they do not intend to enter the Afghan capital militarily and there will be a peaceful movement towards Kabul.

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