Farkhunda’s Force

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Calling themselves patrons of Islam
They were men
Mark them forever as traitors

I Am Sorry, My Sister

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I want to write your name in red
with black coal: Marta-yer Farkhunda.
We will rename the Shah do Shamshera
Farkhunda Road to honor your memory

The New Fears in Kabul

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The difference between Afghan police and the brutal Taliban is little but their uniform.

Tears in Kabul

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She will remain a heroine, a symbol of integrity and honesty to the worship of her creator.

Seeking Justice for Farkhunda

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It feels to me like all of Kabul cries for her cruel death.

What Should the President Talk About?

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I would cover defense, security and infrastructure – three broad areas that if strengthened will benefit all Afghan society.

Wake Up Against the Taliban

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When they don’t move ahead, the Taliban takes advantage of the political statement and there will never be peace.

Why Only a Day?

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Why don’t you greet us every day, saying
“Happy women’s day!”

On International Women’s Day

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How shall I celebrate my day?
Should I observe it with awards
For successful women?
Or sit with the victims of violence?

Living with the In-Laws  

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In most families, a bride is strictly observed by her new in-laws regarding the way she talks, sleeps, eats, walks, and many other things from day one, especially by the mother-in-law.