A girl’s voice of protest has started to come out from the Taliban-ruled Afghanistan. It shows that modern Muslim women are unhappy with the rule of the Taliban. This is obviously a voice of protest against Islamic fundamentalism.
“We have the opportunity to do something for our country. We demand equality. Who are these Taliban who are snatching that right! I want to go to school!” — a few students were standing around a girl, holding their posters. The girl was wearing black clothes, covering her head with a white veil. Some more students were standing around him, holding their posters. Some posters were handwritten, that read ‘Free Afghanistan’. Someone was claiming, ‘We want freedom’. The mountain range in the back greets the teenager as if encircling a small group of students as a symbol of courage and strength.
One such outstanding video has recently spread on the net and it went viral. The place of the video could not be known and also the name and identity of the girl who has given the speech. But, the main focus was her speech. The girl in the video was fearlessly saying what thousands of teenagers in Afghanistan were trying to say loudly.
Afghanistan has been in question since the Taliban took over. Schools have closed in every city in Afghanistan, including Kabul. The Taliban government has said schools, including madrasas, could be reopened. However, they are not allowing girls to go to school even after opening the school. Only boys are getting chances to go to school.
There came the response of protest. Many have raised their voice and demanded equal rights to education. But in the midst of all those demands, the protesting voice of this unknown girl has ignited like a spark.
The video, shared by Afghan journalist Bilal Sarwari, shows a speech of the girl saying, “Today’s girls will be tomorrow’s mothers. If they are not educated, what will they teach their children?”