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Taliban say ‘Islamic system’ only way to Afghan peace, women’s rights
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Taliban say ‘Islamic system’ only way to Afghan peace, women’s rights

Many fear that the Taliban's interpretation of rights will clash with the changes that have happened in Afghan society since 2001 The Taliban said on Sunday they remain committed to peace talks but insisted a "genuine Islamic system" in Afghanistan was the only way to end the war and ensure rights -- including for women. Talks between the militants and the Afghan government have been deadlocked for months, and violence has surged across the country since May, when the US military began its final withdrawal. Fears are also growing that if the Taliban return to power, they will reimpose their harsh version of Islamic law, under which girls were banned from school and women accused of crimes such as adultery were stoned to death in stadiums. Despite the rise in violence, Taliban ...