Afghan women protest in Kabul demanding equal rights.

Untold India September 5, 2021

TSeveral women on Sunday staged a protest in Afghanistan capital, Kabul, demanding right to work and political participation. The protest was interrupted by members of the Taliban and at least one woman sustained injuries due to being attacked by them. The protest began with 50 women marching towards the presidential palace. But the women were stopped near the entrance to the finance ministry, where the Taliban “surrounded” them and kept them from continuing on their march towards the palace entrance, Al Jazeera reported. Footage shared on social media shows women confronting the Taliban members and asking them not to hit them. In one video clip, activist Nargis Saddat is seen injured by the group’s members. In its first press conference after conquering Kabul, Taliban had said it is ‘committed to the rights of women within the framework of Sharia’. The group has taken all parts of Afghanistan except Panjshir Province. A battle is going on between the Taliban and resistance forced led by Ahmad Massoud, the son of late ex-Afghan guerrilla commander Ahmad Shah Massoud.