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Viral: Ads and posters showing women being whitewashed in Kabul


Team Udayavani, Aug 17, 2021, 10:23 AM IST

As the Taliban took control over Afghanistan, a picture has gone viral of a man covering up pictures of women painted on a wall in Kabul.

Many advertisements of women wearing wedding dresses appear to have been painted over in Kabul after Taliban fighters entered Afghanistan’s capital.

Despite a Taliban spokesperson’s claim, the militant group “will respect rights of women”, but also said that they will have to wear the hijab in public, the incident occurred.

A Taliban spokesperson asserted, “We will respect the rights of women. Our policy is that women will have access to education and work, only if they wear the hijab.”

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

 

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