Afghanistan: female students beaten, threatened and poisoned for protestingEvent
- Initial Date
- Oct 1, 2022
- Event Description
Female students marched in the Dasht-e Barchi area to condemn repeated attacks on Hazaras and education centers related to the Hazara community, which were violently dispersed by the Taliban.
One of the protestors, on the condition of anonymity, told Hasht-e Subh that dozens of female students started marching in the west of Kabul at 10:00 a.m. today (Saturday, October 1st).
According to this protester, the rally was launched to protest over Friday’s suicide attack on the students of the Kaj education center in Kabul. The protest started from the Pul-e Sukhta area and the protesters wanted to go to Mohammad Ali Jinnah Hospital.
The protester says that the Taliban stopped the protestors near Mohammad Ali Jinnah hospital with aerial gunshots and violent behavior.
The Taliban have beaten the female students with rifles and electric gears. The Taliban have stopped the journalists from covering this event.
Approximately 100 students were killed and injured in a suicide attack yesterday at Kaj education center in the west of Kabul where a mock Kankor examination was held.
A source in the girls’ dormitory of Kabul University confirms that 80% of the female students in this dormitory have been poisoned.
The source, speaking to Hasht-e Subh said that this incident happened on Saturday morning, October 1, when students were supposed to demonstrate at the girls’ dormitory of Kabul University on Sunday in response to the continuing attacks on educational centers.
According to the sources, the hostel manager and some of the staff members are healthy, except for the cooks.
The officials of the girls’ dormitory of Kabul University, after facing the reaction of the students blame hygiene and the use of outside food as the reason behind the issue.
Several poisoned students visited the doctor at their own expense after their condition worsened.
Following the attack on Kaaj Educational Center in west Kabul, a large number of women in Kabul, Herat, and Bamyan provinces staged on the streets, and tens of thousands of users on social media launched a campaign under the name “Stop the Genocide and Killing the Millennials”.
- Impact of Event
- Gender of HRD
- Intimidation and Threats
- Violence (physical)
- Rights Concerned
- Freedom of assembly
- Freedom of expression
- Right to healthy and safe environment
- Right to Protest
- Media Worker
- Monitoring Status
- Event Location
- Event Location
- Summary for Publications
On 1 October 2022, a dozen of female students were beaten and threatened by the Taliban, and media workers were prevented from reporting while staging a protest while others were poisoned to prevent them from attending the event in Kabul, Afghanistan.