Protests against Iranian hijab killing in Afghanistan… Taliban firing and disbanding

Afghan women protested in solidarity over the ‘Iranian hijab mysterious death’ incident through harsh Taliban oppression.

About 25 Afghan women protested in front of the Iranian embassy in the capital Kabul on the 29th (local time), chanting “Women, life and freedom,” according to AFP news agency.

Protesters took to the streets to protest the recent death of Mahsa Amini, a woman in her 20s, who died mysteriously in Iran.

Amini was arrested in Tehran on the 13th of this month for not wearing the hijab properly and died after falling unconscious while being questioned.

Generally, the hijab refers to a scarf that covers only the head and neck of Muslim women, but is sometimes used interchangeably with burqa (Islamic clothing that covers the face and the whole body with mesh piercing only the eyes) and niqab (Islamic clothing that covers the whole body except the eyes). It also refers to an all-inclusive Islamic costume.

Iranian police have claimed no violence was used in Amini’s death, but protests are taking place in Iran and around the world.

One of the protesters in Kabul said the protests were “to show support and solidarity for the Iranian people and the victims of Afghan women.”

Afghan women said, “Iran has risen.

It was also our turn” and “Say no to the dictatorship from Kabul to Iran.”

As the protests broke out, the Taliban immediately disbanded.

AFP news agency, citing a local correspondent, reported that Taliban fighters shot into the air to disperse protesters, stole the sign and then tore it up.

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The Taliban announced a number of appeasement measures such as respect for women’s human rights and the establishment of an inclusive government after re-establishing power in August last year, but they have not been properly followed.

In particular, it is pointed out that women’s rights have significantly retreated this year.

The Taliban government changed the word on the first day of the new school year in March, even though it had promised several times that it would allow all middle and high school girls to attend school.

Women are no longer allowed to travel long distances without a male guardian, and women are required to wear clothes that cover their faces.

In the midst of this, the economy has further deteriorated, and natural disasters such as droughts and earthquakes continue.

/yunhap news

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