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Afghanistan: Taliban use tear gas against women’s protest in Kabul


AA / Kabul

Afghan media reported on Saturday that the Taliban movement fired tear gas to quell a women’s protest in the capital, Kabul.

The private channel Tolo News said “a number of women journalists and feminist activists demonstrated for the second day in a row in Kabul to demand that their rights be maintained and to demand their inclusion in the next government.”

The same source added that “the Taliban used violence to disperse the crowd by throwing tear gas canisters in order to prevent the protesters from reaching the presidential palace.”

The said television’s website did not report any injuries among the demonstrators.

The Afghan capital, Kabul, was the scene of a protest outside the presidential palace on Friday, where women gathered to demand that their rights be upheld. During this rally, they shouted: “Men and women have the same rights” and “A society without women is a society without life”.

In the same vein, the American channel “Al-Hurra” reported, citing a source of the Taliban movement, on requesting anonymity, that “the next government will not include women in senior positions in the cabinet” .

On August 15, the Taliban movement came to control almost all of Afghanistan, including the capital Kabul, as US forces withdrew from the country.

On the same day, Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen assured the BBC that the movement “will allow women to study and work, but they will have to wear the veil.”

* Translated from Arabic by Hajer Cherni

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