Earlier in the day, however, a few female presenters appeared on television without covering their faces, ignoring the Taliban’s instructions. This is how they wanted to protest the Taliban’s ‘unjust’ order.
However, a female presenter told the BBC that the women activists had to cover their faces in order to protest on the orders of the Taliban, despite pressure from television channel owners to protest.
According to a BBC report, female presenters of television channels such as Tolo News, Ariana Television, Sashad TV and One TV were seen covering their faces on Sunday.
Tolo News presenter Farida Sial told the BBC: “Okay, we are Muslims, we are wearing hijab, we are covering our hair. But, it is very difficult for a presenter to cover his face for two or three hours and talk like that. ‘
Farida Sial has sought the help of the international community to pressure the Taliban administration to withdraw the order. “They want to remove women from social and political life,” she said.
Since taking power in Afghanistan last year, the Taliban administration has imposed one ban after another on women’s lives. The latest addition to the list of bans is the directive for women to appear on television screens with their faces covered.