Afghans devastated over the effects of war

Although the country is getting over gender discrimination as more females are being educated and women are being allowed to enter politics and the workforce, Afghanistan still faces security challenges. The United States, after accusing former Taliban rulers for sheltering Osama Bin Laden and other al-Qaeda leaders for the 9/11 attacks, invaded Afghanistan. In 2001, the invasion toppled Taliban from power but the country went into a civil war and since then, countless numbers of both the military and the civilians have been murdered.

Young Afghans particularly have suffered the effect of the war, growing up with a background of conflict, anger, and war, blaming both the Talibans and the government of the United States.

Mohammad Tahir Basharyar, who recently turned 18, lost his family and friend in the war laments on how the war has affected everyone. However, he admits that compared to the life they had lived under the Taliban, things were more bearable and generally better.

According to him, many people lived from hands to mouth during the Taliban, and women were not permitted to move beyond their homes. People lacked access to basic amenities and science and freedom of expression were porno limited. A connection was also denied to the outside world. Somehow, the invasion by the United States ended the brutality of the Taliban rule. Unlike in previous years, there was the chance again to speak freely and the women were allowed to exercise more rights.

The older group of people appeared to be even more disappointed. They reminisced on the days they were faced with economic hardship and religious coercion. There was hardly enough to eat all day but they were always forced to pray all five times every day. However, they expected the US invasion to lead the society to develop better, but they were disappointed. No vital changes were seen in the living of the citizens. The conditions of living had not significantly improved and the country was still suffering from endemic corruption. There was still no constant power supply and the rate of violence was increasing.

Many students are in fear of not completing their studies. Many Afghan youths cannot make plans for the future because they spend time and energy worrying about conflict and the safety of their families. Many students have lost the ability to concentrate on studies in the classrooms. Although the rights of humans are more recognised and people could fight for them, the deteriorating security in the State is a source of common concern to all the citizens.
 
 

Why we must end war

1. War is immoral

However murder seems legalised when committed on a large scale, it is still immoral. Murder is committed on a large scale during times of war. For many centuries, war has been the cause of a dramatic rise in the number of annual deaths, shifting exponentially to civilians, instead of combatants. There are even more injury counts and violence is more cause of death than diseases. When reports on war are heard, every point justifying wars sounds absurd.
War is a broad concept. For instance, even in the absence of physical combat, a person may lose the quiet in their homes to the constant sound produced by the buzz of drones. Homes are also constantly destroyed by the use of missiles.

2. War causes animosity and danger

The idea of planning for war itself leads to war, and war endangers us. There are tendencies of wanting to use weapons once they are within our reach. Every step taken by others become suspicious. A nation’s accumulation of weapons also signals a threat to the other and the other start making plans for weapons.
In arming, several factors must also be put in place such as the crude testing of the weapons on human beings, accidents caused in the process of manufacturing, trade with friends who later become enemies, and so on.

3. War endangers the environment

One of the main reasons for war is the desire to be in control of resources that affect the environment, such as oil and gas. Oil may be used in machines, causing pollution and affecting our environment, although it can also be burned off or leaked. For some, the use of oil is associated with the glory of war and sex video. However, whether or not war is fought for the control of oil, wars consume a lot of oil, affecting the state of our economy.
Wars also have damaged a large expanse of our environment and rendered millions of people, homeless. Many of the harmful weapons left behind in times of war are causes of land mines.

4. War eats into our liberties

Often, the average person is told that the reason for war is to enhance freedom, but in truth, war takes our liberties. The victims of war are usually the poor and helpless, who become prey. The nations engaged in war sometimes threaten some of their citizens into supporting the war. As a result of the war, there are illegal surveillance, torture, drones, unlawful imprisonments, and so on.