Afghan women rally in support of the Taliban.

Untold India September 11, 2021

THundreds of Afghan women, fully covered in attire deemed acceptable to the Taliban and holding their white-and-black flags, gather at a Kabul university in a show of support for the Islamists. The display comes as the Taliban move to snuff out civil unrest and opposition, effectively banning protests after demonstrations, often led by women, broke out across the country. The Taliban issued new rules for universities last week, with women only able to attend class if they wear an abaya — a flowing robe — and a niqab — a face covering with a small window to see through — and are separated from men. Afghan women wearing full face veils sat in rows at a Kabul university lecture theatre Saturday, pledging commitment to the Taliban’s hardline policies on gender segregation.Women — covered head-to-toe in accordance with strict new dress policies for education — waved Taliban flags as speakers railed against the West and expressed support for the Islamists’ policies.Veiled women — covered head-to-toe in accordance with strict new dress policies for education — waved Taliban flags as speakers railed against the West and expressed support for the Islamists’ policies in KabulA handful wore blue burqas, which have only a small mesh window to see from, but most wore black niqabs covering most of the face apart from the eyes. Many also wore black gloves. Courtesy: AFP