The Taliban used tear gas to disperse a crowd of women protesting in Kabul against disqualification from government participation. About it informs local TV channel Tolo News.
The women protesters tried to approach the presidential palace, but they were stopped with tear gas. At the protest, the Taliban also fired into the air and beat at least one woman, Nargis Sadat. According to the Kabul newspaper Ethylthrosis, activists were beaten with truncheons.
Women in Kabul and Herat protested on September 3 after Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid announced that women would not be included in the cabinet. In addition to advocating for the right to participate in government, activists called for respect for their rights to education, work and freedom of speech.
After the seizure of power in Afghanistan, the Taliban announced that they would preserve the rights of women “following the precepts of the Koran and in accordance with Sharia law.” The militants promised to allow women to work on TV and in the government. In fact, the Taliban allowed women to get jobs in ministries, the police, and the judiciary only as assistants. The terrorist group has promised to respect their rights “provided they wear a veil,” but the actual actions of the Taliban questioned their words that women will not become victims of the new regime.
Taliban terrorists ruled Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001 under harsh Islamic laws. Girls were not allowed to go to school, women were not allowed to work. They could leave the house only accompanied by male relatives, wearing a burqa was mandatory. Women violating these rules were humiliated and beaten.
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