Taliban will implement Sharia law in Afghanistan, the military tribunal has been constituted
The Taliban, which seized power in Afghanistan based on weapons, has announced the implementation of Sharia law in the country. For this, a military tribunal has been constituted on the orders of Taliban leader Hebatullah Akhundzada.
The Taliban, which seized power in Afghanistan based on weapons, has announced the implementation of Sharia law in the country. For this, a military tribunal has been constituted on the orders of Taliban leader Hebatullah Akhundzada. The Express Tribune quoted a statement issued by Taliban's deputy spokesman Inamulla Samangani as saying that the tribunal would implement the Sharia system, decree, and social changes. Obaidullah Nizami has been made the chairman of the tribunal and Syed Aghaz and Zahid Akhundzada have been made deputy chairman.
The report said the military tribunal would have the power to interpret the Sharia law, issue decrees by Islamic civil law, and register complaints, lawsuits, or petitions against intelligence, military, police, and Taliban officials and employees. Meanwhile, increasing terrorist attacks in Afghanistan have raised questions about the ability of the Taliban to rule.
There is an international perception that the Taliban is not capable of protecting the people of Afghanistan. De Valerio Fabri, who writes for Geopolitica.info, says that the Taliban is going through a great test of proving its governance ability. The escalating IS-Khorasan attacks are raising questions about the Taliban's ability to protect minorities and the general public. If the Taliban does not take steps to deal with these challenges, there is bound to be a civil war in Afghanistan.
According to Fabri, the challenges facing the Taliban regime are many, but their seriousness seems to be under-appreciated as it focuses only on its agenda of gaining international recognition. He said the Taliban had pressured Western financial institutions to release funds from the Afghan Central Bank. Perhaps by now, he must have realized that it is easier to capture a country by force and violence than to rule it.