As protest turns violent in Kabul, Taliban beat up journalists, women

A group of women staged a protest in Kabul on Thursday demanding that schools be opened for girls, but the protest grew violent and the Taliban beat up the protesters who included women and journalists, local media reported.

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Dozens of women and journalists protested in Kabul against the Taliban over economic problems and the closed schools for girls. The all-women protest which was staged in front of the ministry of education, turned violent with the Taliban as the latter started beating journalists and women.

According to eyewitnesses, the Taliban policing the demonstration beat a foreign and two local journalists after they were scattered. The women asked the Taliban not to politicise education and demanded their rights to work and education. They said no matter what happened to them, but they had to make sacrifices so that the upcoming generations were given their fundamental rights for work and education.

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Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has not yet commented about the incident. The protest comes as the Taliban have still kept the doors of secondary and high schools closed for girls.

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Earlier, the Taliban’s acting minister of education had promised United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to open schools for girls after they finalise a work frame in this regard.

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