Afghan Women Are Being Forced To Gather At A University Protest In Support Of The Taliban
The Afghan Crisis: The women were forced to wave signs in support of the Taliban and their rigid interpretation of Islam, which included males and women having separate education.
The Taliban compelled a large number of Afghan women to gather at Kabul University clothed in head-to-toe black robes that they had distributed on the 9/11 terrorist attacks' anniversary. Pupils who dared to resist were to be expelled, according to the students. The women were forced to wave signs in support of the Taliban and their rigid interpretation of Islam, which included males and women having separate education.
The Taliban's provisional government, which was formed from their loyalist ranks, comprises hardliners in all major positions and no women, making it a long cry from the "inclusive" administration it promised.
It has also resurrected the dreaded Ministry for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, which used to arrest and punish those who didn't follow the movement's stringent interpretation of sharia law.
The Taliban have ruled that women may work "in conformity with the precepts of Islam," but the details are few.
According to the Taliban's new higher education minister, Afghan women will be able to attend university as long as they study apart from men. Minister Abdul Baqi Haqqani was unapologetic about bringing an end to mixed-sex classes. "We have no problems in ending the mixed-education system," he said. "The people are Muslims and they will accept it."
The Taliban stated earlier this month that they may still attend university if women wore an abaya robe and a niqab that covered most of their faces, with classes separated by gender — or at least separated by a curtain.
In comments to TOLO News, Afghanistan's first independent news channel, Taliban spokesman Sayed Zekrullah Hashimi claimed women can't be ministers and should instead give birth. "You can't put something on a woman's neck that she can't carry, so she can't be a minister. Women do not need to be in the cabinet; instead, they should give birth. Women demonstrators cannot speak for all Afghan women "he had stated
Can women work? attend school and colleges are some of the most urgent questions since the Taliban swept into Kabul on August 15.