Afghan women have found a unique way of protesting the Taliban's order to wear the hijab in school. According to a CNN report, Afghan women around the world are protesting the Taliban's decision by posting photos of their colorful outfits on the Internet media.
While the Taliban has made it mandatory for girls to wear the hijab in schools, it has also been made mandatory for girls to wear the burqa in colleges and higher educational institutions. Co-education has also been banned in higher educational institutions. Even male teachers will not be able to teach girls. Even if you teach, then from behind the scenes. Recently, in the University of Kabul, a picture of a man wearing a black burqa from the head to five was also revealed. These women had reached the university wearing a burqa in support of the Taliban's decision.
In protest against these women, other Afghan women in colorful traditional Afghan dresses have started posting their pictures on the internet media. According to a LinkedIn profile of Bahar Jalali, a former American University of Afghanistan faculty, he helped launch the campaign. Since then, other women have been posting their photos on Twitter.
According to CCN, Jalali tweeted a picture of a woman in a black burqa, writing, 'No woman has ever worn such a dress in the history of Afghanistan. It is completely foreign and new to the culture of Afghanistan. To dispel the misinformation being spread by the Taliban and to inform and educate the people, I have posted my picture in traditional Afghan dress.
Following his tweet, other Afghan women posted pictures of themselves in traditional attire. Waslat Hasrat-Najimi, the head of the Afghan service at DW News, tweeted her photo in traditional Afghan dress, writing: "This is Afghan culture and this is how Afghan women dress." Singer and activist Shekiba Timori, who left Afghanistan last month after the Taliban's occupation of Kabul, said women in Kabul used to wear the hijab in the past as well. But it would have been his family's decision.