As the Taliban-led caretaker government in Afghanistan gets ready to take oath, the criticism over a non-inclusive government only grew when a spokesperson of the militant group made disparaging comments on women on Thursday.
Women can’t be ministers, they should give birth, a Taliban spokesperson said in an interview, reinforcing the perception that the hardline group’s claims of a new improved version since its brutal rule in Afghanistan in the 1990s are false.
“A woman can’t be a minister, it is like you put something on her neck that she can’t carry. It is not necessary for women to be in the cabinet – they should give birth,” Taliban spokesperson Sayed Zekrullah Hashimi told TOLO news.
Women protest on streets
Outraged by the formation of a hard-line, all-male Taliban government, scores of Afghan women, risking their lives, have taken to the streets to protest against the sam