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Return of Taliban’s Gender Terror Complete in Afghanistan

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Women’s protests against the Taliban’s Islamist gender terror in Afghanistan are weakening. They have not been seen in the cities marching for their rights since the second week of September. It is as if the Taliban never really left them alone in the last 20 years.

The situation of the women in the urban areas is grim, as they are having to forget the freedom they began to enjoy for the last two decades. However, global attention is needed more in rural Afghanistan where the plight of women is worse than before.

Several groups of urban women in Kabul, Herat, Mazar-e-Sharif and other towns came out of their homes demanding their right to work, freedom of movement and protesting the Sharia rules the Taliban was already beginning to implement in the country after coming to power in August.

Initially, the protests were allowed. However, they must have tested the Taliban’s patience because gun-toting fighters soon began to beat up the protesters and dispersing them at gun-point. By September 11, the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the Taliban made it a point to send a message that the women better obey them as quickly as possible.

A group of Afghan women, wearing full-length robes and covering their faces, marched to Kabul University. They were accompanied by armed Taliban fighters who prevented the media personnel from talking to the women alone. The women were protesting against fellow women protesting against Taliban’s........

© The Times of Israel (Blogs)

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