Kabul, May 12: The murder of Afghanistan's renowned female journalist Mina Mangal has evoked a sharp reaction from across the world. The former scribe, who was now working as the adviser on cultural affairs to the Afghan Parliament, was shot dead in broad daylight in eastern Kabul. A couple of days before her assassination, the deceased had penned a social media post alleging threat to her life.

On her death, the international community of scholars, researchers and journalists have expressed shock and angst against a voice of progress and women's liberation in the war-torn Afghanistan.

Here Are Some of The Reactions:

Iranian Journalist Marks Dissent:

'Strived For Women's Rights' and Girls' Education'

'Mangal Had Alleged Threat to Life'

Condolence From UAE:

'Reflects Patriarchal Bankruptcy'

Condolence From Top US Scribe:

Press Freedom Being Muzzled in Afghanistan


Mangal's killing the reflects the state of lawlessness and threat to women in public life in Afghanistan. The country's miniscule section of progressive females fear the rise of an ruthless patriarchy, if the Taliban is legitimised following the exit of the United States.

Taliban, which sprung to power in Afghanistan post the Cold War, was known for implementing laws which suppressed the presence of women in public life. Despite advances since the Taliban's ouster in 2001, women in Afghanistan are still frequently marginalized. Their plight is expected to accelerate if the US-Taliban peace deal sails through, giving the extremist group a legit political space in the conflict-ridden nation.

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