Dozens of Women in Kabul Protesting Against Restrictions Imposed by Taliban
KABUL (Sputnik) - Dozens of Afghan women in the capital city of Kabul are once again protesting against a slew of regulations including those enforcing wearing of hijab in public imposed on them by the ruling Taliban* movement, one of the activists said.
The Taliban, by forcing the Afghan women to wear hijab in public places and at work, demonstrate that they do not want women receiving education as well as working in the public and private sectors, according to the activist. The women, opposing the Taliban restrictions, said that the authorities use the compulsory wear of a hijab as an excuse, because in fact they "do not want women to live in Afghanistan."
On Friday, the Taliban's Ministry for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice issued posters in Kabul ordering Afghan women to cover up. Also, the ministry had prohibited women from travelling without having their head covered in public transport. Afghan media representatives told Sputnik that the Taliban had banned media from showing women without wearing a hijab. According to the Afghan authorities, women can attend educational institutions only with their head covered up.
4 December 2021, 10:20 GMT
After the Taliban takeover in August, Afghan women have repeatedly protested in a number of cities in the country, asking that their rights be respected and for representation in the government and local authorities.
*Organization is under UN sanctions over terrorist activities