Taliban fires tear gas on women led protests in Kabul

A protest led by women rights activists in Kabul became violent after Taliban forces prevented them from marching to the presidential palace.

Afghanistan: A protest led by women rights activists in Kabul became violent after Taliban forces prevented them from marching to the presidential palace.

According to local media, the Taliban prevented the protests from continuing by spraying tear gas. The women in Kabul are protesting and demanding their rights and representation in the new government.

They say their role in the next government should be significant. This is the second day of the protest. A group of Afghan women activists staged a protest march in Kabul on Friday to uphold equal rights and ensure decision-making roles for them in the political life in the country taken over by the Taliban.

Amid reports of the formation of a new government in Afghanistan led by Taliban co-founder Mullah Baradar, a group of women rights activists in Kabul called for the equipment to secure decision-making roles for women in the future government.

A video of the protest was also broadcast live by the group, which called for the recognition of women’s political, economic and social rights.

Earlier, dozens of Afghan women staged rallies in the western Afghan city of Herat, demanding legal and female representation in the government after the Taliban took control of the war-torn country.

Experts believe that Afghan women are most likely to face an uncertain future under the regime of the terrorist group.

Older generations remember the ultra-conservative Islamic regime that experienced frequent stoning, amputations and public executions during the Taliban rule before the US attack, which followed the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

Under the Taliban, who ruled according to a harsh interpretation of Islamic law, women were largely confined to their homes.

In recent weeks, the Taliban have been sending mixed messages about women working. In late August, the group’s spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, said women working with the government should stay home until they could ensure their safety on the streets and in offices.

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