Jalali, a professor of history at the American University of Afghanistan, posted a picture in colorful Afghan traditional dress
Ever since the Taliban came to power in Afghanistan, the Taliban have been trying to snatch women’s freedom. The Taliban is known for this work and is once again trying to restrict women’s emancipation, as it did during its previous regime. But realizing the power of social media, Afghan women are not ready to give up this time and many Afghan women are campaigning online to challenge the brutal Taliban.
Let us tell you that Dr Jalali has started a campaign against the Islamic dress code of Taliban. Dr. Bahar Jalali, professor of history at the American University of Afghanistan and initiator of the country’s first gender studies program, posted a photo in colorful Afghan traditional dress, writing “this is the real culture of Afghanistan.”
— Dr. Bahar Jalali (@RoxanaBahar1) September 12, 2021
Jalali said he had started his campaign to inform, unite people and fight against the misinformation being spread by the Taliban. He said, “No woman in the history of Afghanistan wears clothes like the Taliban. This is not Afghan culture. It cannot be Afghan culture by any means.”
— Waslat Hasrat-Nazimi (@WasHasNaz) September 12, 2021
Significantly, the Taliban’s stance on women’s safety and freedom is full of fanaticism. After the formation of the government, the Taliban said that young men and women could study together in universities and schools. After which the screenshots in the classroom between male and female students in the college also became very viral. However, just days after the photos came out, Higher Education Minister Abdul Haqqani announced that young men and women would not be allowed to study together in the country. He said universities and colleges in Afghanistan would be segregated on the basis of gender and a new Islamic dress code would be introduced in these educational institutions.