As the twenty-first century was about to begin, Afghan people struggled in their own land and flooded the globe in increasing numbers to escape dangers from within their borders and from without. The Middle Eastern nation is large, about the size of the state of Texas, and is populated by about 15 million people. The vast majority, 85 percent, live in nomadic or rural settings. The country's literacy rate is about ten percent. Afghanistan is one of the world's poorest countries, made worse by almost constant warfare in the late twentieth century.
Impact of Soviet and US War on Afghan Society with special reference to Rural Life
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More importantly, this war defies the elements of a just war as elucidated by St Augustine of Hippo years ago: First, it was not based on clear, legitimate or just aims. The war aim was to capture Osama bin Laden but he was not in Afghanistan. Second, it should not have been undertaken out of hate, greed or other base motives, ostensibly, it was taken out of punishment of the Pashtun tribes under the mistaken view of their anti-American role. Third, this war was prosecuted as a first resort instead of a last resort and finally there must have been the likelihood of success, there is no success in this war. To date, this is the longest war ever endured by the U.
Child marriage is outlawed in many countries and international agreements forbid the practice yet this tradition still spans continents, language, religion and caste. Over nearly a decade, photographer Stephanie Sinclair has investigated the phenomenon of child marriage in India, Yemen, Afghanistan, Nepal and Ethiopia. At the time of their marriage, when Destaye was age 11, she was still in school and her husband expressed interest in letting her continue her education. Since the birth of their son, however, she has had to fulfill her duties of being a wife and mother exclusively.
However, these measures had little meaning in the absence of a basic structure. Investors were, therefore, required to build their own roads, arrange electricity, transportation, housing, etc. Similarly, trained professionals, including telephone operators, electricians, mechanics, etc. Most of the Taliban-run sectors of economy, finance, trade, and taxation were manned by conservative groups, the Mullah traders-businessmen, truck transporters and smugglers.