By Ron Howells • 18 August 2021 • 8:33
Taliban kill woman for not wearing burqa on same day it vowed to honour ‘women’s rights’. image: Twitter
Taliban kill a woman for not wearing a burqa on the same day it vowed to honour ‘women’s rights’.
Taliban fighters shot and killed a woman for not wearing a burqa in Afghanistan Tuesday, August, 17, despite the group pledging to usher in a new inclusive era in the country that would honour “women’s rights.”
A photo emerged of a woman in Takhar province lying in a pool of blood, with loved ones crouched around her and crying, after she was killed by insurgents for being in public without a head covering, according to a report from Fox News.
The killing came amid the outfit’s version of a charm offensive, after its swift takeover of the country in the absence of US troops, who had been propping up allied military groups since shortly after the September 11, 2001 attacks.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid held a news conference to say that the insurgents would honour women’s rights, within the highly restrictive Sharia law.
The militants urged women to return to school and work, with another Taliban spokesman granting a rare televised interview to a female journalist.
Addressing the press conference held from inside the Presidential Palace in Kabul, Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid asserted that the rights of women will be protected “within the limits of Islamic law”.
“The women are going to be very active in society, but within the framework of Islam,” Al Jazeera quoted Mujahid as saying
Mujahid also vowed to grant amnesty to Afghans who worked with the now toppled government architected by the US.
An Indian Air Force C-17 aircraft brought back 120 Indian officials, including the last batch of the Indian embassy staff, ITBP personnel and four media persons, from the Kabul airport on Tuesday, August 17.
Indian Ambassador Rudrendra Tandon and other staff members were onboard the flight from Kabul. The plane with the Indian officials landed in Gujarat’s Jamnagar at around 11 am.
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