Shocking moment Taliban thug WHIPS female students outside Afghan university for not wearing burkas
Shocking moment Taliban villain WHIPS female students outside Afghanistan university: Ministry of Virtue official lashes out at women in hijabs for not wearing full-body burqas
- Badakhshan University students said they have been denied access to the domain
- The female students claimed they were beaten by the Taliban for not wearing burkas
- Footage shows the Ministry of Virtue and the deputy officer using a whip to disperse them
- Taliban religious police say appropriate dress for women in public is a niqab or burqa
Shocking footage shows Afghan female students being beaten by a Taliban official after being denied access to their university campus for not wearing a burqa.
The women, students at Badakhshan University in northeast Afghanistan, said they were beaten by Taliban officials from the Ministry of Virtue and Vice for wearing hijabs instead of burqas.
A video posted on social media today shows one of the Taliban government’s guards chasing the students with a whip and thrashing them to disperse them.
The footage shows dozens of women standing in front of the university gates with books and other school supplies while men can walk past them and enter.
It comes nearly three months after the Taliban’s religious police introduced tougher measures on the way women dress in Badakhshan, particularly in the capital Faizabad, where the university is located.
Female students at Badakhshan University in northeast Afghanistan said they were beaten by Taliban officials from the Ministry of Virtue and Vice for wearing hijabs – headscarves – instead of burqas
You can see one of the guards of the Taliban government chasing the students with a whip and lashing them to disperse them
According to the Directorate of Vice and Virtue, appropriate attire for women in public is either a niqab – a veil that covers the head and face but not the eyes – or a burqa – a veil that covers the entire body and face, with a mesh window about the eyes.
Mursal, a student at Badakhshan University, said: Living in Afghanistan that she has witnessed women being rejected for not wearing the correct dress code.
Another student, Samia, told the news website last month: “We were stopped today on our way to university and they even checked our fingernails. They wanted to punch a student for wearing nail polish, but the girl ran away. They called ahead to the next checkpoint to arrest and punish her.’
Public universities reopened to female students in February — nearly six months after the Taliban took control of the country — but with strict dress codes and segregated education for men and women.
Female students crowd outside the gates of Badakhshan University. They claim they were denied entry because they weren’t wearing the right clothes
Men are seen walking right past the Taliban guard and into the university, while the female students have to wait outside
Secondary education for girls is still banned in the country, meaning that women will soon lack the qualifications needed to enroll in higher education.
Last month, the Taliban’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai called on authorities to reopen schools for girls after the sixth year, arguing that there is no valid reason in Islam for the ban.
But a source with ties to the Taliban leaders told the Guardian that even if the practical barriers for women to enter higher education are removed, the authorities are considering limiting them to degrees in health and education.