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Raising Their Voice : Afghan Women Protest New Limitations Imposed By Taliban Regime

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In the wake of several new restrictions imposed by the Taliban-led government in Afghanistan, several women staged a protest in Kabul calling for their right to education, employment and social freedom to be honored, the media reported.

In recent days, the Taliban’s Ministry of Virtue and Vice issued a new directive that orders for women who are travelling long distances by road should be accompanied by a male relative, and they should wear a hijab, to cover their head and face, reports TOLO News. The directive also banned playing music in the vehicles.

It also ordered shops not to show the heads of female mannequins as it is against the Islamic Sharia law. During the protest , the participants raised slogans such as we are the voice of hungry people and we are awake, we hate discrimination. The protesters said that the Taliban are keeping women away from society by imposing such restrictions.

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