Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie joined the social media platform Instagram on Saturday. The 46-year-old actress said that through this platform she aims to share the stories and voices of the world who are fighting for basic human rights. In her first post, Angelina shared a picture of a hand-written letter she received from a girl living in a Taliban-ruled Afghanistan. In the letter, the Afghan girl has narrated her emotions and told how there is an atmosphere of fear with the Taliban coming to power. It is written in the letter, ’20 years and again we do not have rights. Our life is in darkness. We have lost our freedom and we are in captivity again.
People lost communication ability
Sharing the letter on Instagram, Angelina wrote, ‘This letter was sent to me by a girl from Afghanistan. Right now the people of Afghanistan are losing their ability to communicate on social media and are unable to express themselves. In such a situation, I have come on Instagram to share their stories and voices who are fighting for basic human rights.
Afghans running away due to fear
The actress further told that when she was on the Afghanistan border in 2011, she met Afghan refugees. She wrote, ‘I was at the Afghanistan border two weeks before 9/11 where I met Afghan refugees who had fled the Taliban. This was 20 years ago. Afghans are again running in fear and it is sad to see.
Afghans are the most capable people in the world
Angelina described Afghan refugees as the “world’s most capable people” and said it was disturbing to see them being treated like a burden. He said, ‘Spent so much money, time to see blood and the way life is going, it is a failure and it is impossible to understand.’
I will do my best to help
At the end of the note, the actress wrote that she would not run away and would continue to help Afghan refugees. He wrote, ‘I know how much they can do for themselves if they get the tools and response. Women and girls not only want education but fight for it. I hope you guys will join me in this fight.
[Attribution to NBT]