The Afghanistan government under the Taliban 2.0 rule, said: “A woman can’t be a minister, it is like you put something on her neck that she can’t carry”. The bold statement clarified that Afghan women not seen to be given as equal rights as men under Taliban rule. Taliban spokesperson Sayed Zekrullah Hashimi told Tolo News in an interview that Afghan women can’t be ministers and they ‘should give birth.’ He went on to say that it is not necessary for a woman to be in the cabinet, adding that women “should give birth”. “Women protesters can’t represent all women in Afghanistan,” he added.
According to reports, Afghan women, who were protesting against the all-male Afghanistan’s new interim government in Kabul, were driven away by the Taliban on Wednesday. The Taliban used sticks against the women protesters, CNN reported.
The Taliban also stopped it’s journalist from taking photographs of protesting women; according to the LA Times report, the foreign correspondents were only forced to leave the area. According to Etilaatroz, Mr Daryabi and Mr Naqdi – a video editor and a reporter – were covering a protest led by women in the Kart-e-Char area of western Kabul, when they were abducted by the Taliban, taken to different rooms and beaten and tortured.
“One of the Taliban put his foot on my head, crushed my face against the concrete. They kicked me in the head… I thought they were going to kill me,” Mr Naqdi told news agency AFP.
Education minister of Afghanistan, Sheikh Molvi Noorullah Munir said that, “No PhD degree, Master’s degree is valuable today. You see that the mullahs and Taliban that are in the power, have no PhD, MA or even a high school degree, but are the greatest of all,” heard in a video circulated on social media.
1996 to 2001, was the last they ruled Afghanistan and at that time girls were not allowed to go to school, women could not work and they get only get out of the house by covering their face and accompained by a male relative. People hoped that taliban 2.0 will different but seems like they are still the same.