A group of women in Mazar-e-sharif city of northern Balkh province took to the streets and asked for their participation at all levels of the incoming government.

They said that Afghan women should have active participation in government and added that the new government will be senseless without women.

The Taliban though have not said anything about the compulsory wearing of CHADARI-a traditional blue color garment covering the whole body-, protestors said that they are not wearing one.

Officials of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan acknowledged that women should wear abaya while attending classes and working at offices.

“Inclusive government without women in meaningless and single-gender city smells stench” were other slogans the women were carrying.

Balkh- bordering Tajikistan- is now the fourth province after Herat, Kabul, and Nimroz provinces that witnessed all-women protest since the Taliban takeover.

The spokesperson of the Taliban Zabiullah Mujahid in a press conference in Kabul on Monday, September 06 said that protest is the right of all Afghans and asked women to be cautious during their civil movements.

Mujahid said that women will be given their Islamic rights and added that they have to wait until the announcement of the new government.

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  • Najibullah Lalzoy is a journalist and editor at Khaama Press. He has a BA degree in journalism.