TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The Taliban radical group banned female employees from entering the building of the Ministry of Women’s Empowerment in the capital Kabul. Only male officers could enter the building.
“Four female employees were refused entry to the building,” said an employee at the Ministry of Women’s Empowerment, as quoted by the Sputnik news agency.
Refugee families from the northern province, who fled their homes due to fighting between the Taliban and Afghan security forces, take shelter in a public park in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 10, 2021. REUTERS/Stringer]
The woman, who was refused entry to the Ministry of Empowerment’s building, plans to protest against the regulation near the Ministry building.
The Taliban are in power again in Afghanistan after 20 years. A number of experts believe Afghan women are likely to face an uncertain future under the Taliban regime.
During his reign in 1996-2001, the Taliban in Afghanistan imposed strict rules. Starting from the law of stoning, amputation of limbs and punishment in public. The Taliban believe that the woman should stay at home.
The Taliban’s power at that time collapsed during the US-led invasion following the September 11, 2001 attacks. Now, the United States has completely withdrawn its military personnel from Afghanistan, ending one of its longest wars.
The Taliban returned to power in Afghanistan on August 14, 2021 after foreign military forces left the country. The United States officially began withdrawing its troops in May 2021.
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