Taliban adapt constitution of monarchy | magnet


The Taliban say they will temporarily adopt the monarchy’s 1964 constitution, except for clauses that contradict Sharia law and the values ​​of the ruling Islamist group.

The Ministry of Justice announced the decision to implement some amendments to the constitution that had become fashionable during the reign of King Mohammad Zahir Shah.

Taliban spokesman Qari Saeed Khosty told EFE that this could include the functioning of the current transitional government.

Any clause that the Taliban see as contradicting Sharia law and the principles of the Islamist militia would be amended or deleted.

The text, which was enforced for a short period of constitutional monarchy from 1964 to 1973, is considered to be moderate and protects the Muslim and democratic rights of Afghans and is friendly to international conventions.

The constitution grants Afghan men and women the right to vote in the election of MPs.

The Taliban took power in Kabul on August 15 after President Ashraf Ghani fled to the United Arab Emirates.

The Islamist militia have promised an inclusive approach to government, promising that their administration would protect women’s rights.

During their previous rule from 1996 to 2001, they did not allow girls to go to school and banned women from public life.

The Taliban formed a transitional government earlier this month, but it did not include women in its administration.

“It’s the most moderate constitution. The only problem is the monarchical part that could be suspended or changed,” Zalmay Hewadmal, professor at Kabul University, told EFE.

He recalled that the Afghan interim government formed in 2001 under Hamid Karzai in Germany also implemented the constitution, but eliminated the monarchy.

“King Zahir Shah’s constitution secures all Islamic, national and international values ​​and principles,” said Hewadmal, who was Karzai’s cultural aid.

Australian Associated Press


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