The Taliban group in Afghanistan following a statement condemned the art project for distribution of 10,000 pink balloons and called it an act to break culture of hijab.
The article written by Qari Habib and publish in Taliban group website added that the event encouraged un-Islamic behaviour and criticized the art project in which 10,000 pink balloons were given away for free in Kabul.
Taliban titled the article “Was it a ballon show or a mini-skir show?” and called it another trick to promote Western values among the young Afghan generation.
Qari Habib in his article accused the West for using different techniques to promote their culture in Afghanistan.
He said that both boys and girls were in western-style outfit while distributing the balloons, and some girls were without headscarves, tight jeans and tops and even mini-skirts.
The event was organized by Yazmany Arboleda, the New York based Colombian-American artist who has previously created this orchestration in India, Japan, and Kenya.
More than 100 young Afghan artists—filmmakers, painters, musicians, photographers and crafters of traditional arts— are participated in the event.
The project was an unusual attempt to bring a dose of creativity and fun to the Afghan capital, which has been wrecked by decades of war.
Each balloon contains a written message of peace from volunteers around the world, the organizer of the project Arboleda said.