By Rukhshana Media
A university professor and his family members put on white shrouds and came to the street today in Kabul to raise their voices in protest over the dire situation of the people.
Professor Mohammad Sabir Ensandost told Rukhshana Media that they are protesting the current political, social, economic, and cultural situation in Afghanistan.
“Initially, we, a group of university professors, a group of women who lost their rights to work and students who are not allowed to go to school, planned to organize a protest in Kabul, but the Taliban did not allow us,” said Ensandost.
“We requested permission for the protest, but the Taliban denied our request,” he added, “We told the Taliban that we are protesting against Pakistan’s interference in Afghanistan and the rise of unemployment, they rejected our request and demanded that we provide proof for our claims.”
When the Taliban rejected their request, they implicitly warned him that his life is more important than the problems he is protesting.
“That is why we are wearing white shrouds to show that we have accepted death when coming to raise our voice,” he said.
The Taliban blocked their protest and two reporters who covered the protest were beaten and their equipment was broken.
Basir Ebadi and Anwar Hazara are the two journalists that were beaten by the Taliban today.
When the Taliban faced growing opposition through several protests in different provinces, often organized by women, they banned protests on September 8. The Taliban have used violence to suppress protestors and journalists that cover the protests.