Lost & Misrepresented Voices of Afghanistan Chapter 3 Page 12

Discipline and Punish deciphers between the ideology that the Taliban have used to treat Sultan and his misdemeanours by concealing and controlling the body of those who decide to defy the rules that have been established by the Taliban. The Taliban have understandably seized control and dominance over many in Afghanistan. Matinuddin states that:

Afghans have traditionally looked up to a tribal elder or a religious figure to solve their problems and so, when one such person came forward to lead them out of the morass, they followed him without any hesitation. (Matinuddin,1999, p.25)

In Sultan’s community and life experience this is evidently clear. His entire family also see him as a clear ‘elder’ who must be obeyed. The Taliban however dictated various