As Kabul falls, the burqa shops get
busy and young women fear for
As Kabul falls, the burqa shops get busy and young women fear for future on Business Standard. 'Afghans
are done being victims. Afghan women will not hide. We will not be afraid,' a lecturer tells the Taliban on
International News As the Taliban entered the Afghan capital of Kabul
on Sunday, university lecturers gathered their female students for some
Telling the shocked young women “we may not meet again,” the
lecturers, along with everyone else, were evacuated, and the
universities, along with schools, offices and shops, were shuttered.
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In Herat, the country’s third largest city, which fell to the Taliban on
Thursday, girls who showed up at their universities were turned away,
Khurram says. “The education system is collapsing.”
There is, however, one business that is booming. In the provinces, burqa
shops are reopening and the thick, blue garments that cover a woman’s
body from head to toe — the repressive symbol of the Taliban’s
previous rule — are becoming an expensive...Read more.
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