Afghan women have launched an online campaign to protest the Taliban’s dress code. Women are posting pictures of themselves in traditional clothes using #DoNotTouchMyClothes. This protest is going on in response to the order of the Taliban. Through this campaign, women are trying to convey that they feel freedom without wearing a burqa. They are also sharing pictures on social media wearing colorful traditional clothes.
Protest started after the implementation of dress code in educational institutions
The campaign is going on in protest against the new Taliban government that has imposed a mandatory dress code for women in educational institutions. After this decree by Taliban, Afghan women around the world are protesting against Taliban by sharing photos in traditional dress. Higher education minister in the new Taliban government has said that women can continue to study in universities until post-graduation. However, they will have to sit separately from boys in classes and wear a burqa.
Only the eyes of Afghan women Can be Visible
According to international media reports, Talibani government has asked female university students to obey all restrictions, including a mandatory dress code. Women are also required to cover the entire face with a niqab or burqa except the eyes.
Meanwhile, on Saturday, photos surfaced in the media of a group of girl students dressed in head-to-toe black and waving Taliban flags in a lecture hall of a state-run university in Kabul.
After the arrival of this photo, the anger of Afghan women around the world has flared up. After thatthey started an online campaign against the dress code of the Taliban. Women are constantly posting their pictures on social media, which has strengthened this campaign.
Sana Safi, a prominent BBC journalist based in London, also posted a picture of herself in colorful traditional attire, writing – If I were in Afghanistan, I would have a scarf on my head. This is ‘conservative’ thinking.