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Women gather to demand their rights under the Taliban rule during a protest in Kabul, Afghanistan, earlier this month. (File Photo / AP)

UN warns of ‘incredible fear’ among Afghan women as Taliban rule returns

Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2021 08:13 AM IST
Pointing out that there are daily reports of the Taliban imposing restrictions on the rights of women, a senior UN official said that the new rule is reminiscent of the previous Taliban regime in the 1990s when the Islamist rulers forbade women from working jobs or receiving education.
Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid said that women would have rights to education, health and employment and that they would be “happy” within the framework of the Sharia.
Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid said that women would have rights to education, health and employment and that they would be “happy” within the framework of the Sharia.

Can the Taliban be trusted with women’s rights? What recent reports say

Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 24, 2021 11:53 PM IST
  • Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid on Tuesday asked the Afghan government women workers to stay at home until the security condition of the country improves.
Taliban representative and Head of Higher Education, Afghanistan, Mullah Farid has reportedly called co-education the 'root of all evils in society'.
Taliban representative and Head of Higher Education, Afghanistan, Mullah Farid has reportedly called co-education the 'root of all evils in society'.

Taliban ban co-education in Afghanistan's Herat province: Report

PTI | | Posted by Sharangee Dutta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 21, 2021 05:27 PM IST
  • During a three-hour meeting of university professors and owners of private educational institutions, Taliban representative and Head of Higher Education, Afghanistan, Mullah Farid said there is no alternative and co-education must end.
Concerns have risen over basic human rights of women following the takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban. (AFP photo)
Concerns have risen over basic human rights of women following the takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban. (AFP photo)

Photo of women in skirts, without headcovers not from Afghanistan

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 20, 2021 10:18 AM IST
The photo of women in short skirts reading while sitting on a bench claimed it to be from 1970s Afghanistan, but an AFP fact-checking exercise found the image to be from Tehran University.
Google doodle for Kadambini Ganguly
Google doodle for Kadambini Ganguly

Google doodle honours Kadambini Ganguly, one of India's first female doctors

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
PUBLISHED ON JUL 18, 2021 06:25 AM IST
Kadambini Ganguly, one of the first women doctors of India, paved the way for women's liberation at a time when the cultural and social discourse was dominated by men. She pioneered a successful medical practice in India for women along with other such female doctors as Anandibai Joshi
Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan. (File Photo / HT)
Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan. (File Photo / HT)

Pakistan's Imran Khan under fire for remarks linking rape to women's attire

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON JUN 25, 2021 05:43 AM IST
Incidentally, the latest controversial remarks from Imran Khan are the second time in the last two months where he drew severe condemnation for reducing sexual violence to a mere act of 'temptation'.
International organizations like the UN.Population Fund have begun stepping in by importing tens of thousands of contraceptives to Venezuela but their work is still limited .(Getty Images/Stockphoto)
International organizations like the UN.Population Fund have begun stepping in by importing tens of thousands of contraceptives to Venezuela but their work is still limited .(Getty Images/Stockphoto)

Venezuela crisis pushes women into ‘forced motherhood’

Caracas | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON AUG 21, 2019 04:45 PM IST
As Venezuela’s crisis deepens, women are bearing the brunt of the nation’s upheaval. Despite promises by the socialist government to provide every woman access to family planning, recent surveys and interviews with health professionals indicate access to contraceptives remains incomprehensive.
:Indian woman boxer Nikhat Zareen at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, New Delhi. Women across the world are fighting for equal rights, the freedom to make choices and so much more.(HT File / Photo used for representational purpose only)
:Indian woman boxer Nikhat Zareen at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, New Delhi. Women across the world are fighting for equal rights, the freedom to make choices and so much more.(HT File / Photo used for representational purpose only)

Why do women have to conform all the time?

By Neela Kaushik
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2019 09:47 AM IST
So many of us have felt burdened to become the perfect wife, the perfect daughter-in-law, the perfect mother — because that is what this society expects of its women.
The student, Khateeb Hussain, was in policy custody and was being charged with murder.(HT File Photo/Representative image)
The student, Khateeb Hussain, was in policy custody and was being charged with murder.(HT File Photo/Representative image)

Pakistani student murders professor over proposed co-ed party

Lahore | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2019 11:53 AM IST
Khalid Hameed, an English professor at the Government Sadiq Egerton College in Bahawalpur, was preparing for the farewell party when one of his students attacked him with a dagger, police said.
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