Taliban assailants are supposedly chasing down columnists notwithstanding their guarantee for harmony

The Taliban have purportedly banned somewhere around two female columnists from working at the public telecaster Radio Television Afghanistan and assaulted something like two individuals from the press while they were covering a dissent in the eastern Nangarhar area.

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) gave an assertion in such manner on Thursday, censuring the move and requesting media opportunity in Afghanistan.

“The Taliban should promptly stop hassling and assaulting writers for their work, permit ladies columnists to communicate the news, and license the media to work openly and autonomously,” the assertion read.

“Stripping public media of unmistakable ladies news moderators is a foreboding sign that Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers have no aim of living up their guarantee of regarding ladies’ privileges, in the media or somewhere else,” said Steven Butler, CPJ’s Asia program facilitator.

“The Taliban should let ladies reporters return to work, and permit all writers to work securely and without impedance,” he added.

A Taliban official entered Radio Television Afghanistan’s station on August 15, supplanting the organization’s anchor Khadija Amin, CPJ said refering to news reports and the anchor herself.

Amin was supposedly advised to “stay at home for a couple of more days” when she got back to the station.

In the mean time, Taliban assailants on August 18 beat Babrak Amirzada, a video columnist with the exclusive news office Pajhwok Afghan News, and Mahmood Naeemi, a camera administrator with the exclusive news and diversion telecaster Ariana News, while they were covering a dissent in the city of Jalalabad, in eastern Nangarhar region, as per news reports and the two writers, who talked with CPJ through telephone and informing application.

As indicated by CPJ, Taliban assailants showed up at an exhibition of individuals gathering on the side of the Afghan public banner, which Amirzada and Naeemi were covering, and beat up dissenters and discharged shots into the air to scatter the group at around 10pm.

Amirzada and Naeemi said Taliban warriors had pushed them both to the ground, hit Amirzada on his head, hands, chest, feet and legs, and hit Naeemi on his legs and feet with the bottoms of their rifles. CPJ couldn’t promptly decide the degree of the columnists’ wounds.

Taliban representative Zabihullah Mujahid didn’t react to CPJ’s solicitation for input through informing application.

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