See pics: Women's poster defaced in Kabul as Taliban consolidates hold over Afghanistan

WION Web Team
KabulUpdated: Aug 19, 2021, 02:28 PM IST


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There were reports earlier of protests by a group of women in Kabul even as the Taliban promised they would honour women's rights in Afghanistan

Amid reports of women protesting in Kabul as the Taliban took control of the capital, pictures surfaced of a beauty saloon with images of women defaced using spray paint in Shar-e-Naw in Kabul.

Women poster defaced in Kabul

(Photo : AFP)

The Taliban had declared on Tuesday that they would honour women's rights, although they had added that it should be within the norms of Islamic law.

Suhail Shaheen, Taliban's spokesperson in Doha's political office had said that women "can get education from primary to higher education -- that means university. We have announced this policy at international conferences, the Moscow conference and here at the Doha conference (on Afghanistan)."

Women's poster defaced in Kabul

(Photo: AFP)

During Taliban's rule in the 1990s, schools for girls were closed and they were prevented from working and forced to wear the burqa in public.

Women's poster defaced in Kabul

(Photo Courtesy: AFP)

"The burqa is not the only hijab (headscarf) that (can) be observed, there is different types of hijab not limited to burqa," Suhail Shaheen had told a British television network during a conference.


Meanwhile, a woman news presenter Shabnam Khan Dawran working with Mili television said that the soldiers didn't give her  permission to start work at her office.

"They told me that the regime has changed. You are not allowed, go home.  I am asking the world to help me because my life is in danger," Dawran said.

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