The Odd Silence Of Media Against The Brutalities Of Arbakis
29 March 2015
By Al-Ikhwah Al-Mujahidun
Unfortunately, the oppressions and cruelty of foreign invaders, Afghan army,
police force and the notorious Arbaki militiamen are increasing and adopting
various shapes with the passage of time. Killings, torments and detention of
the civilian people and incidents of looting and plunder have been
consecutively repeated in every village and town in the night operations and
the broad day attacks of the above mentioned forces.
A new era of suffering and torture was initiated in the already miserable
life of our ordinary countrymen when the notorious Arbakism dubbed ''Local
Police'' process was launched by General David Petraeus four or five years
ago. These Arbaki militiamen are mostly those malicious, corrupt, addicted
and way layers who are rejected by the society due to their delinquencies as
they do not waver from committing any felony or brutality.
According to some recent reports, these Arbaki militiamen raided the houses
of ordinary people after a fierce battle with Taliban inside 'Nahreen' area
of 'Qaisaar' district in 'Faryab' province in which four civilians including
a child and a woman were brutally martyred and nearly two hundred houses were
put on fire. These homeless people have not been approached by any aid agency
yet and they are spending their days and nights under the open blue sky in
this chilly winter season.
On 5th February, the Imams (one who leads the congregational prayers and
other ceremonies) were expelled and mosques were locked up by these notorious
Arbaki militiamen in 'Darra-Takht' area of 'Ghor' province adjacent with the
border of 'Herat' province. According to the local people, they were warned
by these Arbaki militiamen not to open the doors of these closed mosques.
According to another report, these Arbakis raided the premises of a madrassa
and the adjacent houses of its teachers in 'Ghabi-Khail' area of 'Yahya-Khail'
district in 'Paktika' province. First they looted the madrassa and fifteen
other houses and then put the collected stuff on fire. Later, they warned the
dwellers of more than one hundred houses to quit their village quickly
otherwise they would be killed. These innocent people were accused by these
militiamen of withholding information about the Taliban from them.
Prior to this incident, two hundred other families inside 'Yahya-Khail'
district were warned by these notorious Arbakis to abandon the area and some
people had already left their homes in this cold weather and the prevailing
bad economic conditions just to safeguard themselves from the transgression
of these notorious militiamen. According to the local people of 'Yahya-Khail'
district, the Arbakis told them to pick up arms and stand shoulder to
shoulder with them otherwise they would be expelled from the area.
Besides 'Paktika' province, the ordinary people in Ghazni, Kandahar, Helmand
and some other provinces of Afghanistan were also asked by these notorious
Arbaki militiamen to pick up arms and practically support them against their
opponents, those unwilling to do so, would have to pay twenty thousand rupees
per month to the Arbakis otherwise they would have to leave their respective
In various other parts of the country, ordinary people were tied and dragged
behind vehicles by the puppet government forces especially these notorious
Arbaki militiamen on the basis of doubtful and lame accusation of having ties
with Taliban. Their hands and legs were chopped, they were killed by
relentless beatings, their houses were looted then completely burnt and they
were severely tortured and deprived of their money and other valuables.
It is a great regret that the above mentioned and numerous other unmentioned
felonies and atrocities perpetrated by these tyrant militias have not been
brought out or published by the media outlets and a peculiar silence has been
adopted even by those media outlets who claim neutrality and independence.
Though they speak very loud about respecting the rules and regulations of
reporting, neutrality and allegiance to their profession but in practice,
they have no faith in the values and norms of free journalism. The savage and
brutal conduct of both the foreign invaders and their internal stooge forces
against their opponents has no place in the glossary of freedom of speech as
they have been already been labeled terrorists rather the inexplicable and
mind blowing thing is, how can these so called champions of freedom of
expressions justify turning a blind eye to the atrocities suffered by the
innocent ordinary people!!!