Women’s protest met with violence in Afghanistan

About 40 girls marched exterior the schooling ministry constructing in Kabul, chanting “Bread, work and freedom”, earlier than being dispersed by Taliban firing within the air. Several protesters who sought shelter in close by retailers had been chased and overwhelmed, the AFP information company experiences.

Several journalists who had been there to report on the demonstration, the primary girls’s protest in months, had been additionally overwhelmed by the armed Taliban.

After the Taliban seized energy virtually precisely a 12 months in the past, on August 15, they promised a milder model of the hardline Islamist regime that characterised their earlier rule, 1996-2001. But a variety of rights have already been rolled again for ladies. Tens of 1000’s of ladies have been excluded from larger grades in major faculty and plenty of girls haven’t been allowed to return to their jobs.

Women have additionally been banned from touring lengthy distances on their very own and face varied restrictions in some public locations.

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