Taliban refuses to honour women’s rights


New Delhi, Aug 18: While on one hand the Taliban which took over Kabul spoke of a change in approach on the other hand reports are emerging about the Taliban beating up women apart from roaming the streets looking for former government workers.

The New York Post said that in one such incident Taliban fighters in Takhar province shot a woman for not wearing a burqa. The incident was reported on the same day when the Taliban said that they would honour women’s rights.

Advertisements on the streets with women in western clothes were covered in white paint, while men in jeans and T-shirts rushed to change into traditional tunics.

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