Taliban Takeover: Ismailis in Afghanistan Asked to Stay Home and not Panic

Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas
Credit: Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas.

Introduced and Compiled by MALIK MERCHANT
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[Note: This post will be updated on a regular basis with news, feature articles and analysis as they pertain to the developments in Afghanistan following the Taliban’s swift takeover of the country – Ed.]

A former Ismaili refugee from Afghanistan, Malik Malikzada, who runs Jamila’s Kitchen and Grill in Coquitlam, one of 21 municipalities in Greater Vancouver, Canada, says he is fearful for some members of his family as his homeland is seized by the Taliban. But, he says, having spoken to a cousin in Afghanistan, the situation in Kabul is calm. Read complete report in Tricity News HERE or click on link/image shown at bottom of the post.

ANALYSIS
(with assessments of minority groups including the Ismailis)

(1) Marta Pascual Juanoala: The Taliban conquest of a thin strip of land could change Afghanistan, The Sydney Morning Herald (also, see map at top of post. The “thin strip” refers to the Wakhan Corridor, north-east on the map).

(2) Sam Dunning: China Is Moving on Afghanistan’s Wakhan Corridor, Foreignpolicy.com (also, see map at top of post)

Readers may be able to access the articles listed above on a limited basis, otherwise registration and/or subscription is required. Dunning’s piece (2) contains some misinformation, when he mentions that Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan, resides in Monaco.

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SELECTED ARTICLES ON LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN AFGHANISTAN

August 28, 2021: Evacuee: World has ‘abandoned’ Afghanistan’s new generation (apnews.com)

August 27, 2021: Afghanistan’s top high school graduate fears for her future (apnews.com)

August 27, 2021: With hope of escape dashed, two Afghan women look to future under Taliban (Reuters)

August 27, 2021: Couple hopeful for children’s future after escape from Kabul (apnews.com)

August 27, 2021: Taliban planning ‘inclusive caretaker gov’t’ in Afghanistan (Al Jazeera)

August 23, 2021: Afghanistan’s Cultural Heritage Faces Renewed Threats (Architectural Digest)

August 21, 2021: Afghan Taliban Commission Looking Into Pakistan’s Terror-Related Concerns (Voice of America).

August 21, 2021: Healthcare Needs Grow Amid Deepening Humanitarian Crisis in Afghanistan (Voice of America)

August 20, 2021: ‘No alternative to the Taliban’: Russia’s envoy to Afghanistan (Al Jazeera)

August 19, 2021: Taliban, Consolidating Power, Meet With Former Rivals (Voice of America)

August 19, 2021: UNESCO Appeals for Protection of Afghanistan’s Cultural Heritage (Voice of America)

August 18, 2021: As Taliban Take Over, US Governors Offer Afghans Refuge (Voice of America)

August 17, 2021: International Heritage and Culture Organisations Operating within Afghanistan Monitor Situation in Wake of Talibans’ Return to Power (The Art Newspaper)

August 17, 2021: Uganda will Host 2,000 Afghan Refugees at US Request (Voice of America)

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CHAOS IN AFGHANISTAM HITS CLOSE TO HOME FOR COQUITLAM RESTAURATEUR

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Please click on image for article in Tricity News

Date posted: August 17, 2021.
Last updated: August 28, 2021.

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