As the Taliban-led government in Afghanistan gets ready to take oath, the worldwide criticism got deeper, when a spokesperson of the militant group made disparaging comments on women.
In a local TV channel, Taliban spokesperson Sayed Zekrullah Hashimi said that the women can’t be ministers. He went on to say that it is like you put something on her neck that she can’t carry. Further, in the interview, he said women should only give birth.
While on the matter of protests by women, Hashimi said “Women protesters can’t represent all women in Afghanistan."
This statement from the Taliban comes at a time when Afghan women have been protesting on the streets against the insurgent group, risking their lives. The remarks have sparked concerns that the Taliban may be upto its old ways.
While Afghan women protesting the all-male Afghanistan's new interim government in Kabul. The Taliban used whips and sticks against the women protesters in the crackdown on dissent.