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Taliban: Women’s rights in Afghanistan have no connection to the United States

Bayan News – Zabihullah Mujahid, the spokesperson for the Taliban government, responded to recent statements by the U.S. Secretary of State, saying that women’s rights in Afghanistan have no connection to the United States.

Antony Blinken, the U.S. Secretary of State, had stated during the “Coalition for the Economic Resilience of Afghan Women” meeting that the Taliban act against the desires of the Afghan people by implementing repressive policies and violating women’s rights.

This meeting, held in collaboration with Boston University and attended by several Afghan women’s rights activists, took place at the U.S. Department of State.

Zabihullah Mujahid expressed his reaction to this meeting and the statements of the U.S. Secretary of State, stating that he does not consider it as America’s responsibility.

On Thursday (February 28), Mujahid, in an audio recording released through the national television platform, stated that the United States should be aware of its responsibilities regarding the mass killings of people in Gaza and that women’s rights in Afghanistan have no connection to Washington.

The Taliban spokesperson further added that America has revealed its true face by supporting the crimes committed by Israel in Gaza.

After coming to power in Afghanistan, the Taliban imposed restrictions on women and girls, such as banning women from working in domestic and international non-governmental institutions, prohibiting the education of girls, and implementing other social limitations. These actions have received international backlash.

Taliban officials have consistently referred to the issue of women and girls as an internal matter and have demanded that the international community refrain from interfering in this regard.

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