More than eight months have passed since the re-establishment of the Islamic Emirate in the country, and Bilal Karimi, deputy spokesman of the Islamic Emirate, announced the dissolution of five institutions.
According to the deputy spokesman of the Islamic Emirate, these institutions have not been active in the last eight months.
“Departments that are not carrying out their activities currently are inactive. At any time, if it is needed, they will be reactivated. ” said Bilal Karimi, deputy spokesman of the Islamic Emirate.
The Human Rights Commission, the National Security Council, the Commission for the Supervision of the Implementation of the Constitution, the Secretariat of the Senate, and the Housw of Representatives of the High Council for Reconciliation are among the institutions that have been dissolved.
Meanwhile, Human Rights Watch responded by saying that the disbanding of such institutions is a setback in the human rights sector in Afghanistan.
“Yesterday was particularly dark day for human rights in Afghanistan, the Taliban’s announcement that they formally abolished the Afghanistan independent human rights commission represents a very serious backward move for Afghanistan in terms of its respect for human rights and the respect that will enjoy as a country globally. The human rights commission is what is known as a national human rights institution and every country in the world should have one of these institutions…,” said Heather Barr, associate women's rights director at Human Rights Watch (HRW).
Analysts believe that with the dissolution of a number of institutions, not only will these departments be systematically abolished, but they will also increase the level of unemployment and poverty in the country.
“Such decisions will increase the level of unemployment and will be a big challenge for the people of Afghanistan. The Taliban must act responsibly,” said Shukria Barakzai, former diplomat.
“The Taliban want absolute power and they cannot accept a systematic structure monitors their performance. So we see that Afghanistan is slowly moving towards absolutism, and in the absence of such institutions, the people of Afghanistan will be deprived of their basic rights, and we will have such a system that whatever the Taliban says will be accepted,” said Shabnam Salehi, a former Afghan human rights commissioner.
The Islamic Emirate says that these institutions will be reactivated if the need arises in the future.