Meeting the Taliban in Qatar

Desert Talks
2 min readSep 13, 2020


After nearly two decades of war that has killed tens of thousands, peace talks between the Afghanistan government and the Taliban have opened in Qatar’s capital.

Key speakers at Saturday’s opening ceremony at a hotel in Doha included Abdullah Abdullah, chairperson of Afghanistan’s High Council for National Reconciliation, Taliban deputy leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

But the real question to ask here is that will peace really be achieved in a country that doesn’t want peace and propagates violence?

Qatar as a Nation has been linked to the sponsor of terrorism across globe through its foundations and most recently have been known to have housed the office of the Taliban terror group.

The Taliban knowing that they have their “Godfather” as the sponsor of this peace talks have come to the round table with a demand not for peace for the 2 sides but a resounding victory for them alone.

As we are in the 21st century, we would have thought that all sides of the gender scale would be able represented but the Taliban delegates don’t have a single female in its ranks. they are a group who have no regard for the female gender. The woman have no rights and are being denied equal opportunity and access to office.

My Question here is that what type of Peace Talk is this?

Where one side of the table is not fully ready for peace and is backed by a host who is partial? or is this a party show?

We the people demand to know the outcome of this meeting and every detail of it should be published.



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