Taliban cut internet services in parts of Kabul following massive protests
The Taliban have shut down internet services in several parts of Kabul following massive protests in the Afghanistan capital. According to media reports, the Islamic militant group has decided to cut internet connections to curb the mobilisation of crowds in the area.
Reports said the Taliban intelligence ordered the internet blockage, fearing the circulation of the message through social media.
Internet is down in most parts of the capital #Kabul. Following the recent protests against #Taliban, the group has decided to cut the internet connections. Reports say, Taliban intelligence orders the blockage- they afraid the messages circulation through social media. pic.twitter.com/14a4kpiGaS
— Kabir Haqmal (@Haqmal) September 9, 2021
Earlier this week, hundreds of Afghans, including women, took to the streets to protest against the Taliban regime. A number of men and women also shouted slogans such as “Long live the resistance” and “Death to Pakistan” while marching in the streets to protest against the Taliban takeover.
Following these protests, the interim Taliban government issued a set of conditions for protests. According to the conditions for protests issued by the Taliban Ministry of Interior, demonstrators will now have to secure prior permission from the Taliban Ministry of Justice before holding a protest.
The Taliban had seized power in Afghanistan after capturing Kabul on August 15. Recently, Taliban leaders announced the formation of an interim government in the country.
Mullah Hasan, the chief of the Taliban’s powerful decision-making body ‘Rehbari Shura’, will be the Acting Prime Minister while Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar will be his deputy in the “new Islamic government”, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said at a news conference in Kabul.