Bicycle is simplest mode of travel. But this has become a symbol of women fredom in Afghanistan. Incidentaly, I rmeber that I never saw any woman riding a bicycle in Tezpur (Assam) in Eighties .whereas men used this. I asked some one why women did not ride a bicycle, I was told that wiman riding a bicycle is vulgar.

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  • Re: Bicycle- symbol of women's freedom

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    rambabu
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    Bicycle is simplest mode of travel. But this has become a symbol of women fredom in Afghanistan. Incidentaly, I rmeber that I never saw any woman riding a bicycle in Tezpur (Assam) in Eighties .whereas men used this. I asked some one why women did not ride a bicycle, I was told that wiman riding a bicycle is vulgar.

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/south-asia/Bicycle-a-symbol-of-freedom-for-Afghan-women/articleshow/37355648.cms?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=digest_section


    I appreciate the emancipated thinking of the women's cycling team, who dared to defy the outdated practices prevailing in Afghanistan .

    Thank you said by: Gulshan Kumar Ajmani

  • Re: Bicycle- symbol of women's freedom

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    vijay
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    Bicycle is simplest mode of travel. But this has become a symbol of women fredom in Afghanistan. Incidentaly, I rmeber that I never saw any woman riding a bicycle in Tezpur (Assam) in Eighties .whereas men used this. I asked some one why women did not ride a bicycle, I was told that wiman riding a bicycle is vulgar.

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/south-asia/Bicycle-a-symbol-of-freedom-for-Afghan-women/articleshow/37355648.cms?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=digest_section


    I appreciate the emancipated thinking of the women's cycling team, who dared to defy the outdated practices prevailing in Afghanistan .


    In Afghanistan women are driving cycles but in Saudi Arabia they cannot and if at all they drive even a car a male should accompany them. Last year I had an opportunity to attend a sick relative in a private hospital in Delhi for about 10 days. Nearly 40% of patients there are from Afghanistan. I interacted with a few of them and found them to be very modern in their thinking and very polite. Their women were very educated and fashionable. They all spoke Hindi fairly nicely. I asked them do they teach Hindi in schools. They said no, but they have picked up Hindi from Hindi movies and TV serials both of which have a huge following in their country.

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    Good to know that Afghanistan is not as bad as Saudi Arabia.But for the Talibans, Afghanistan would have been more liberal.

  • Re: Bicycle- symbol of women's freedom

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    vijay
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    Good to know that Afghanistan is not as bad as Saudi Arabia.But for the Talibans, Afghanistan would have been more liberal.


    The original Afghans are matched in numbers by non ethinic groups like Tajiks from Tajikistan and Uzbeks from Uzbekistan which is making political stability impossible and thus Taliban are able to dominate and they keep their supremacy by imposing harsh measures. That is why such acts as women driving cycles become acts of bravery.

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    Good to know that Afghanistan is not as bad as Saudi Arabia.But for the Talibans, Afghanistan would have been more liberal.


    The original Afghans are matched in numbers by non ethinic groups like Tajiks from Tajikistan and Uzbeks from Uzbekistan which is making political stability impossible and thus Taliban are able to dominate and they keep their supremacy by imposing harsh measures. That is why such acts as women driving cycles become acts of bravery.


    Long time ago, my brother-in-law and my sister lived in Afghanistan. My Brother-in-law worked as an advisor to ministry of health in medical record sciences. At that time, it was a haven of peace.

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    Good to know that Afghanistan is not as bad as Saudi Arabia.But for the Talibans, Afghanistan would have been more liberal.


    The original Afghans are matched in numbers by non ethinic groups like Tajiks from Tajikistan and Uzbeks from Uzbekistan which is making political stability impossible and thus Taliban are able to dominate and they keep their supremacy by imposing harsh measures. That is why such acts as women driving cycles become acts of bravery.


    It is a pity to see that all the beautiful parts of the country like the swat valley shared by both Pakistan and Afghanistan have been taken over by terror groups who are mostly being funded by Saudi Arabians and of course the Pakistani ISI. I pity the Afghanistan elected government because they will have this problem forever..

    Pay no mind to those who talk behind your back, it simply means that you are two steps ahead !!!


  • Re: Bicycle- symbol of women's freedom

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    vijay
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    Good to know that Afghanistan is not as bad as Saudi Arabia.But for the Talibans, Afghanistan would have been more liberal.


    The original Afghans are matched in numbers by non ethinic groups like Tajiks from Tajikistan and Uzbeks from Uzbekistan which is making political stability impossible and thus Taliban are able to dominate and they keep their supremacy by imposing harsh measures. That is why such acts as women driving cycles become acts of bravery.


    Long time ago, my brother-in-law and my sister lived in Afghanistan. My Brother-in-law worked as an advisor to ministry of health in medical record sciences. At that time, it was a haven of peace.


    However after it went out of Indian kings control around say around 1000 AD or so it has had a disturbed history till date. It used to be the last post in the Mughal empire. If the Mughals moved deeper into South India they would be attacked in Afghanistan and would rush to defend it and in turn would be attacked in South. It was a huge task protecting such large empire. Many years back on a visit to Kashmir I met a few Sikhs who were citizens of afghanistan and they too were happy Bbut soon things changed for worse.

  • Re: Bicycle- symbol of women's freedom

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    rambabu
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    Good to know that Afghanistan is not as bad as Saudi Arabia.But for the Talibans, Afghanistan would have been more liberal.


    The original Afghans are matched in numbers by non ethinic groups like Tajiks from Tajikistan and Uzbeks from Uzbekistan which is making political stability impossible and thus Taliban are able to dominate and they keep their supremacy by imposing harsh measures. That is why such acts as women driving cycles become acts of bravery.


    Long time ago, my brother-in-law and my sister lived in Afghanistan. My Brother-in-law worked as an advisor to ministry of health in medical record sciences. At that time, it was a haven of peace.


    However after it went out of Indian kings control around say around 1000 AD or so it has had a disturbed history till date. It used to be the last post in the Mughal empire. If the Mughals moved deeper into South India they would be attacked in Afghanistan and would rush to defend it and in turn would be attacked in South. It was a huge task protecting such large empire. Many years back on a visit to Kashmir I met a few Sikhs who were citizens of afghanistan and they too were happy Bbut soon things changed for worse.


    When my Brother-in-law was here (he's in States now) laments about the present condition of Afghanistan. Those were the days when his son of 4 years used to go to the school without an escort by walk. It's beyond imagination now. Nobody knows what lurks ahead

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    vijay
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    Good to know that Afghanistan is not as bad as Saudi Arabia.But for the Talibans, Afghanistan would have been more liberal.


    The original Afghans are matched in numbers by non ethinic groups like Tajiks from Tajikistan and Uzbeks from Uzbekistan which is making political stability impossible and thus Taliban are able to dominate and they keep their supremacy by imposing harsh measures. That is why such acts as women driving cycles become acts of bravery.


    Long time ago, my brother-in-law and my sister lived in Afghanistan. My Brother-in-law worked as an advisor to ministry of health in medical record sciences. At that time, it was a haven of peace.


    However after it went out of Indian kings control around say around 1000 AD or so it has had a disturbed history till date. It used to be the last post in the Mughal empire. If the Mughals moved deeper into South India they would be attacked in Afghanistan and would rush to defend it and in turn would be attacked in South. It was a huge task protecting such large empire. Many years back on a visit to Kashmir I met a few Sikhs who were citizens of afghanistan and they too were happy Bbut soon things changed for worse.


    When my Brother-in-law was here (he's in States now) laments about the present condition of Afghanistan. Those were the days when his son of 4 years used to go to the school without an escort by walk. It's beyond imagination now. Nobody knows what lurks ahead


    Unfortunately Afghanistan is going to remain in a state of turmoil for a very long period because its location is at a meeting point of many nations al of whom want a say in its running and Afghans themselves are too weak to stop interferences. India can play a role but it might be too costly and dangerous.

    Thank you said by: Gulshan Kumar Ajmani

  • Re: Bicycle- symbol of women's freedom

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    rambabu
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    Good to know that Afghanistan is not as bad as Saudi Arabia.But for the Talibans, Afghanistan would have been more liberal.


    The original Afghans are matched in numbers by non ethinic groups like Tajiks from Tajikistan and Uzbeks from Uzbekistan which is making political stability impossible and thus Taliban are able to dominate and they keep their supremacy by imposing harsh measures. That is why such acts as women driving cycles become acts of bravery.


    Long time ago, my brother-in-law and my sister lived in Afghanistan. My Brother-in-law worked as an advisor to ministry of health in medical record sciences. At that time, it was a haven of peace.


    However after it went out of Indian kings control around say around 1000 AD or so it has had a disturbed history till date. It used to be the last post in the Mughal empire. If the Mughals moved deeper into South India they would be attacked in Afghanistan and would rush to defend it and in turn would be attacked in South. It was a huge task protecting such large empire. Many years back on a visit to Kashmir I met a few Sikhs who were citizens of afghanistan and they too were happy Bbut soon things changed for worse.


    When my Brother-in-law was here (he's in States now) laments about the present condition of Afghanistan. Those were the days when his son of 4 years used to go to the school without an escort by walk. It's beyond imagination now. Nobody knows what lurks ahead


    Unfortunately Afghanistan is going to remain in a state of turmoil for a very long period because its location is at a meeting point of many nations al of whom want a say in its running and Afghans themselves are too weak to stop interferences. India can play a role but it might be too costly and dangerous.


    Yes. India can play a role in strengthening Afghanistan. But at the present juncture, it has to look towards China and Pakistan. These two countries are to be tackled first. Handling too many jobs at a time is not advisable for this new government.

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