Sushmita Banerjee, who had converted to Islam and rechristened herself as Sayeda Kamala died on Wednesday when an armed men attacked her house, dragged her out into the street and shot her in front of her family.
Perverting the status quo of Afghan women.
Forty-nine-year-old Kamala was dragged out of her house in Kharana in Paktita province before being shot dead by the Taliban. This is a sign of things to come. The only force acting to even check the mistreatment of women in Afghanistan is the USA. With each province handed over, there is a disturbing reversion to the “norm”. Women fear for their lives especially women who are “free” and who have the audacity to have spoken up.
So why kill Kamala?
She was a big proponent of women’s rights and healthcare for women. She had also escaped the clutches of the Taliban before and wrote a book about her experiences.