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'Want to buy women?': Netizens slam Taliban man comparing ladies without Hijab to 'sliced melon'

The Taliban has demanded that women wear hijab when they go outside and that those attending private colleges wear an abaya robe and niqab that covers most of their faces. 

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Kabul, First Published Sep 8, 2021, 2:00 PM IST
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The Taliban have captured nearly all of Afghanistan, and despite resistance forces putting up a brave fight, the former had superior numbers, resulting in the Talibans' capture of the country. Now, days after the US military has left the country, the Taliban have declared the formation of a new government, one of which includes a US-designated terrorist.

Since the Taliban took over Afghanistan, the 'hijab,' a religious veil that covers the head, hair, and breast and is commonly worn by Muslim women, has been a source of contention. The Taliban has demanded that women wear hijab when they go outside and that those attending private colleges wear an abaya robe and niqab that covers most of their faces. The classrooms have also been advised that they should be segregated by gender, or at the very least by a curtain. And now, in a viral video, a Taliban member is seen comparing women who do not wear hijab to sliced melon.

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The video has now gone viral and has been criticised for its misogynistic, sexist attitude, with netizens pointing out the terrible analogy and the fact that the man in the video is really insinuating 'purchasing' women. Let's take how netizens reacted to the clip:

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