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After US, UK is urged to grant Afghan women asylum

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Najibullah Lalzoy
Najibullah Lalzoy
Najibullah Lalzoy is a journalist and editor at Khaama Press. He has a BA degree in journalism.

Human and women’s rights groups have asked United Kingdom to provide vulnerable Afghan women with refuge from Taliban as the group is expanding its rule and territory faster than ever.

Afghan women attend a consultative grand assembly, known as Loya Jirga, in Kabul, Afghanistan April 29, 2019. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

The group had previously asked Joe Biden’s administration to consider upon giving 2000 urgent visas for women journalists, politicians, rights advocates and minorities.

The campaigners for the move have asked UK to join US in granting visas to prominent female journalists, politicians and activists prone to the Taliban threats and also airlift Afghan interpreters and its embassy’s staff and security guards in Kabul.

The groups have urged that women were core contributors to the United Kingdom’s nation-build campaign in Afghanistan over the past two decades. They reiterated only thing that UK can do is to ensure the lives and safety of these women.

Neither Joe Biden’s administration nor United Kingdom has commented on the issue yet.

Joe Biden in his speech on Afghanistan on Thursday night said that they will not leave behind those Afghans who have worked along their men in uniform over the past 20 years. He said that the Afghan interpreters will be relocated to a third location soon.

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