Afghan MPs face critical security crisis

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fzxxx7 Sept – 2013 — The parliamentarian and women rights activist, Farkhunda Zahra Naderi, expressed serious concerns on deteriorating security situation across Afghanistan.

The MP insists, women, children and more recently, the people’s representatives are facing with increasing security threats.

:” The point which today, I want to highlight it, goes to a class of our society, that are first ever victims of security tensions, and obviously they are the women. New findings of Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission shows, the violence on women has increased to 30 per cent in the first quarter of the current year, with having 700 registered cases of violence. Among which 150 belongs to rapes and average of 22 complains being registered to the organization daily. But, what’s more concerning is that, the people’s representatives in the Afghan parliament that came to speak out their people’s problems are facing with more challenging security crisis.”

Ms.Naderi red the press release of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) that has been released in re-action to the abduction of Afghan women MP, Fariba Ahmadi Kakar in central Ghazni province of Afghanistan.

According to the press release, Abdulwahid Radi, head of the IPU insisted that, any possible measure should be step out for the safety of Afghan women MPs.

:” The violent targeting of prominent, trailblazing women in Afghanistan, including parliamentarians, is totally unacceptable. Their work to ensure millions of Afghan women have the same rights to basics such as good health, education and careers and not suffer violence and abuse as a daily reality must not be impeded.”

Kakar’s abduction by an armed gang in Ghazni province together with her three children came just days after reports of an attack on a female senator, Rooh Gul Hirzad, which killed her daughter and left her and other family members injured.

However, reports suggests, that Fariba Ahmadi Kakar released from Taliban abduction in exchange of prisoners.

Her children released around 3 weeks ago by Taliban in exchange of money.

Report: Qiam Noori

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