The Taliban had already announced that it was going to rule Afghanistan under Sharia law. At the same time, women have now opened a front against the Taliban’s burqa decree.
The new Taliban government has issued a decree for women to wear burqa and hijab. Against this, Afghan women have started an online campaign on the Internet. Under this campaign, women are posting their pictures wearing traditional Afghan dress.
As part of the #AfghanistanCulture campaign started by Afghan women, now women living in Afghanistan and abroad have made hundreds of tweets with their pictures.
Women are posting pictures of themselves wearing traditional Afghan clothes in protest against the burqa that covers the entire face and body of women. The #AfghanistanCulture trend has been combined with trends like #AfghanWomen and #DoNotTouchMyClothes to intensify the opposition to the Taliban’s ban on women’s clothing.
Traditional Afghan clothing for Afghan women consists of ankle-length clothing. Women also wear scarves to cover their heads. However, the Taliban made it mandatory for women to wear the burqa in their previous regime and has done so once again.
At the same time, now women have opened a front against showing the real traditional dress of Afghan society and against the burqa decree. For this, women have taken the help of social media. These women have shared pictures in traditional dress against the decree of the Taliban.
After the Taliban took over, hardliners have issued a series of orders to curb women’s freedom in Afghanistan. At the same time, the Taliban have announced that women can study at the university again, but they will have to follow the Islamic dress code.