An Afghan society vocalist has been executed by the Taliban only days after the Islamic fundamentalist gathering proclaimed that “music is prohibited in Islam,” as indicated by his family.
Fawad Andarabi’s family told the Associated Press that he was shot dead Friday when authorities got back to his home after prior looking through it and in any event, drinking tea with him.
“They shot him in the head on the farm,” his child, Jawad, said of the killing in the Andarabi Valley for which he was named.
“He was innocent, a singer who only was entertaining people,” the lamenting child said of his father, who played a bowed lute called a ghichak and sang customary tunes about his country.
Taliban representative Zabihullah Mujahid told the AP that the radicals would explore the episode, however had no different subtleties on the killing nearby around 60 miles north of Kabul.
It came only days after Mujahid told the New York Times that music was being prohibited, similarly as it had been during the gathering’s merciless guideline from 1996 until 2001.
“Music is forbidden in Islam,” Mujahid told the paper, while insisting, “We’re hoping that we can persuade people not to do such things, instead of pressuring them.”
Afghanistan’s previous inside serve, Masoud Andarabi — who isn’t connected — shared film of the artist performing, saying he was “brutally killed” simply for “bringing joy to this valley and its people.”
“As he sang here ‘our beautiful valley….land of our forefathers’ will not submit to Taliban’s brutality,” he tweeted.
Karima Bennoune, the United Nations unique rapporteur on social rights, said she had “grave concern” over Andarabi’s killing.
“We call on governments to demand the Taliban respect the #humanrights of #artists,” she tweeted.
Agnes Callamard, secretary-general of Amnesty International, additionally censured the killing.
“There is mounting evidence that the Taliban of 2021 is the same as the intolerant, violent, repressive Taliban of 2001,” she tweeted. “Nothing has changed on that front.”