Taliban Killed Folk Singer: A Taliban fighter shot and killed an Afghan folk singer under suspicious circumstances in a troubled mountainous province. His family gave this information on Sunday. Folk singer Fawad Andrabi was shot dead in Andrabi Valley on Friday. This valley is in the province of Baglan, which is about 100 kilometers north of the capital Kabul.
The valley had seen turmoil since the Taliban took over, with some districts in the region coming under the control of militia fighters protesting the Taliban regime. The Taliban say they have retaken those areas, although Panjshir, located in the Hindu Kush mountains, is only one of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces not under its control.
The folk singer’s son Jawad Andrabi told The Associated Press that the Taliban first came to his house and searched him. His son said, “He was innocent, he was a singer who was just entertaining people. They shot him in the head.” His son said he wanted justice and a local Taliban council has promised to punish his father’s killer.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told the AP that the incident would be investigated, but there was no further information about the killing.
Fawad Andrabi used to sing traditional songs
Let us tell you that Fawad Andrabi was a folk singer. He used to sing traditional songs. Andrabi sang ‘Ghichak’ which is a traditional song. A video of him has also surfaced in which he is seen singing, “There is no country greater than my motherland. I am proud of my country. Our valley is very beautiful which is the motherland of our ancestors.
Meanwhile, UN Special Envoy on Cultural Rights Karima Bennoune wrote on Twitter that she was deeply concerned about Andrabi’s murder. “We call on governments to demand that the Taliban respect the human rights of artists,” he wrote.
Amnesty International Secretary General Agnes Callamard similarly condemned the killing. He wrote on Twitter, “There is evidence that the Taliban of 2021 is the same as the intolerant, violent, repressive Taliban of 2001.”
He said, “After 20 years. nothing has changed on that front.” Used to be. After the recent suicide bombings at Kabul airport that killed more than 170 people, US President Joe Biden promised to retaliate.
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