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Taliban official makes shocking comparison on women without hijab; netizens appalled

Catch Team | Updated on: 10 September 2021, 13:24 IST
Taliban official makes shocking comparison on women without hijab

Since the Taliban overpowered Afghanistan, atrocities against women have been raised in the country. Several criminal cases including rape, honor killing, forced marriages, and others have shaken the world. Recently, a Taliban official made a shocking statement on women without hijabs while talking to a journalist.

A video of his misogynist remarks has surfaced on the Internet which has sparked outrage on social media.


In the viral video, a Taliban member compared women without hijabs to ‘sliced melons’. The official further said that nobody wants to buy a sliced melon rather one would prefer to buy an intact melon.

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The viral video was shared by a BBC journalist Zia Shahreyar along with a caption, “A Taliban official in an interview in Kabul on the importance of Hijab: “Do you buy a sliced melon or an intact melon. Of course the intact one. A woman without Hijab is like a sliced melon.”

Watch viral clip:

 

Meanwhile, the viral video has created a stir on social media over the strange and shameful comparison of women with melon.

Ever since the Taliban captured Afghanistan, women have been forced to wear hijab when in public places. While women attending private universities are mandated to wear an abaya robe and niqab covering most of the face.

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First published: 10 September 2021, 12:50 IST
 
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