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Afghan women demonstrate in Kabul against Taliban restrictions Taliban Women
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Afghan women demonstrate in Kabul against Taliban restrictions

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 12 Jan 2022, 08:12 pm

Kabul: A large number of women demonstrated in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Tuesday against the restrictions imposed on them by the Taliban-run government, media reports said on Wednesday.

In response to the Ministry of Virtue and Vice’s installation of posters in Kabul, the women said that burqas are not part of Afghan cultural identity and calling for them only preserves the culture of foreigners in Afghanistan, reports Tolo News.

“Today I want to say that the burqa is not our hijab, it is the hijab that has been imposed on us by Britain and India. I am a woman and I am mahram to myself,” Shabana Shabdiz, a protester. Mahram refers to a male escort of a woman when she leaves the house, told Tolo News.

“In this march, we ask for our rights to education and employment from the current rulers,” said Shahla Arifi, a protester.

The protesters demanded other women to remain vocal about their rights.

The Taliban imposed several restrictions on Afghan women ever since they came to power in the country in 2021.