Taliban fighters reportedly beat ladies protesters and fired into the air on Saturday as they violently dispersed a rally in Kabul.
Roughly 40 ladies marched in entrance of the schooling ministry constructing within the Afghan capital whereas chanting: “Bread, work and freedom.”
The protesters carried banners that learn “15 August is a black day” as they demanded the correct to work and to participate in politics, in line with AFP.
NDTV reported that the protesters chanted: “Justice, justice. We’re fed up with ignorance.”
The outlet reported that feminine protesters who took refuge in close by retailers had been chased by Taliban fighters, who beat them with their rifle butts. In accordance with a number of stories, some journalists masking the protest had been additionally crushed by the Taliban fighters.
Ever because the Taliban swept again into energy final yr, tens of hundreds of women have been shut out of secondary faculties, whereas ladies have been barred from returning to many authorities jobs. The ladies’s affairs ministry was additionally shut down in September 2021.
On 26 December final yr, the Taliban issued a directive saying that girls who wished to journey greater than 45 miles (72km) ought to be accompanied by a “shut male relative”. It additionally instructed automobile homeowners to refuse rides to ladies not carrying head or face coverings.
Additional journey restrictions had been positioned on ladies in March this yr, with the Taliban telling airways in Afghanistan that girls shouldn’t be allowed to board home or worldwide flights with no male chaperone.
And on 7 Might this yr, the Taliban ordered ladies in Afghanistan to put on the all-covering burqa in public.
Right here’s the listing of all of the rights ladies in Afghanistan have misplaced because the Taliban takeover.