With the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan, heartbreaking videos have been emerging from the country.
While most of these videos show the devastation of the present times, some also portray the relative normalcy prevailing there just a few years ago.
In one such video, a group of women, the members of Afghanistan's first all-women orchestra, can be seen singing inside a bus.
This is heart-breaking. Back in 2019, these beautiful Afghan women from Afghanistan's first and only female-only orchestra were full of hope.— Masih Alinejad 🏳️ (@AlinejadMasih) August 15, 2021
As the Taliban have invaded Afghanistan, women like them will be banned from singing. They'll be confined to their homes. pic.twitter.com/OenYV0DcgE
They all look happy, oblivious to what was going to come their way in just 2 years. One shudders to think what will happen to these women and many others like them who will inevitably become prey to terrorism and patriarchy sooner or later.
Here are a few reactions to the said video.
Music, laughter, singing, and even showing your face are all banned under this regime of toxic masculinity. https://t.co/RyUoYy2rWK— Ashwani🌱Garg 🇺🇸 ☯禅☸️ 🌏☮️🇮🇳 (@agargmd) August 16, 2021
:( this is outrageous https://t.co/PRY7Tcavyh— 𓃗⡱︎︎ nu kör vi ⊂: ༘♡︎¦D drog drog ︎︎ॱଳ͘︎︎︎ (@sllabx8) August 16, 2021
I can’t bear to imagine what is going to happen to them. https://t.co/r9LMu5mTZ5— Helen Raleigh (@HRaleighspeaks) August 16, 2021
The world is an ugly ugly place. https://t.co/Z6RGJO4Zue— Lama Ramadan (@madamemyao1) August 16, 2021
These women deserve better. Afghanistan deserves better.