Green-eyed Afghan girl, who has faced the brutality of Taliban, finds shelter in this country
Green-eyed Afghan girl, who has faced the brutality of Taliban, finds shelter in this country

The picture of a Green Eyed Afghan girl from Afghanistan shook the world at one time. The terror and cruelty of the Taliban was reflected in this girl's eyes. That girl became a symbol of the horror of Afghanistan. In 1985, a picture of a girl named Sharbat Gula was published on the cover of National Geographic magazine. Sharbat left the country after the Taliban came to power. For many years she lived in a refugee camp in Pakistan. Now he has found shelter in Italy.

Sharbat Gula was just 12 years old when a photographer in a refugee camp in Pakistan took this picture of her. The eyes of the whole world were fixed on his green eyes. In 2016, a few years after becoming famous, Sharbat was arrested in Pakistan. He was accused of living in the country with a fake identity card and sent back to the war-torn country of Afghanistan. She was living there since then. But when the Taliban once again occupied the country, Sharbat also left Afghanistan once again.

Sharbat Gula's husband has died and she is the mother of four children. He also left the country along with his family after foreign soldiers left Afghanistan in August this year. Now she is living in Italy. The Italian government said on Thursday that Sharbat Gula Afghan Girl has been brought here as part of an evacuation operation from Western countries.

Prime Minister Mario Draghi's office said that Sherbet had appealed to Italy for asylum. The Italian government will now give them the necessary facilities and other things to stay in the country. Along with this, she will also tell them how to live in Italian society.

The picture of Sharbat Gula was taken by journalist Steve McCurry. National Geographic said at the time, an FBI analyst, forensic sculptor and an inventor had confirmed his identities. She surfaced in Pakistan in 2014, but soon went into hiding, when authorities accused her of buying fake Pakistani identity cards to stay in the country.

He was arrested in 2016 and ordered to be sent back to Afghanistan by a Pakistani court. Sharbat, an illiterate mother of four children, is now 49 years old. He was sentenced to 15 days in jail and a fine of 110,000 Pakistani rupees.

Sharbat Gula and her four children were handed over to Afghan authorities across the Torkham border in Peshawar, about 37 miles northwest of Pakistan. According to two customs officials present at the scene, she looked sad. From there he was taken to Kabul, where the then President Ashraf Ghani and his wife Rula hosted a reception for sherbet at the Presidential Palace and handed over the keys to a new house.

Ghani had said, 'The beauty, the brilliance she saw on her face, won millions of hearts. It went on to become one of the most famous photographs of the 1980s and early 1990s. It is my pleasure to welcome them. We are proud to see that she is living in her motherland with dignity and security.

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