Afghan women beaten and whipped for protesting against the interim government

Afghan women protest against the all-men interim government

To stop women from protesting against the newly announced interim government, the Taliban whipped and beat Afghani women.

Afghani women had been marching and protesting to demand their rights from the Taliban. They wanted a seat in the government. However, this new interim government is all-men and doesn’t have a single woman. It is evident that women won’t be given the platform and opportunity to handle the country’s affairs.

According to reports, signs held by women read ‘no government can deny the presence of women’ and ‘I will sing freedom over and over’.

The Taliban are also planning to create the ‘Ministry of Vice and Virtue’, which will deploy religious police to the streets to enforce Sharia law.

The interim government

The government that the Taliban have announced comprises of men. The interior minister that they have appointed has a $10 million bounty on his head. Sirajuddin Haqqani is the head of the Haqqani Network, and has ties with Al-Qaida.

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