Delhi: Khatera was an Afghan woman of 33 years, who told a horrible story, born of the savagery of the Taliban. The Taliban in Afghanistan’s Ghazni province attacked the woman who today resides in Delhi last year. Eight times in her upper body, they shot her, stabbed her around, and knifed her eyes. They abandoned her to perish on the street. She was pregnant. She was pregnant.
Khatera told an English news channel that the attack was made up of nothing except her own father who was a former Taliban warrior.
First, we (women) are tortured and then our bodies are discarded as a punishment specime. Our bodies are sometimes fed to dogs. I’ve been lucky I survived. You have to be living under the Taliban in Afghanistan to even fathom how the women, children and minorities have plunged into hell,” she remarked.
“It’s not just women that they kill. They feed their bodies on animals. They’re an Islam blot,” she said.
For her treatment, Khatera is in India. Her husband and two-month-old baby accompanied her.
She said she was lucky enough to get saved and treated as she had the money.
“Not everyone has this fortune. The Taliban are dead in the streets, women and everyone who disobeys them,” she claimed.
Saddened by the current situation of the Taliban in Afghanistan, Khatera was worried about those left behind, especially women.
“Women don’t live in the eyes of Taliban, breathing people, they only burn meat, and flesh,” she claimed.
“Don’t let females go to male doctors, and do not allow women to study and work at the same time. So, what’s left with a lady then? Remaining to death? There is nothing common sense, even when you assume that we are only reproductive machines, but hate. How could a wife deliver her child with guns without a medical car according to the credo of these men?” she questioned.
The dreams that many Afghans have established over the last 20 years have been lost, Khatera remarked.