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  • October 2, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban crack down on Afghan women's protest
    NHK News: Armed Taliban fighters have forcibly dispersed a group of women who were demanding that girls in Afghanistan be allowed to return to secondary school. The protest took place on Thursday in the capital Kabul. About 10 Taliban fighters rushed to the scene and threatened the women to leave, including by firing shots into the air.      Full news...

  • September 19, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Women stage ‘silent protest’ in support of girls’ education in Afghanistan
    Anadolu Agency: KABUL, Afghanistan _A small group of women gathered in Kabul on Sunday for a “silent protest” against the interim Taliban administration's decision permitting only boys and male teachers to resume their educational activities in Afghanistan.Although it failed to get much public attention, women managed to register their disapproval of the Taliban decision before representatives from certain international media outlets in the capital city.      Full news...

  • September 7, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban fire in air after protesters, including women, join anti-Pakistan rally in Kabul
    Reuters: Taliban gunmen fired in the air on Tuesday to scatter protesters in the Afghan capital of Kabul, witnesses said, as video showed scores of people scurrying to escape volleys of gunfire, although there were no immediate reports of injuries. Hundreds of men and women shouting slogans such as “Long live the resistance,” and “Death to Pakistan” marched in the streets to protest against the Taliban and what they called interference in Afghanistan’s affairs by neighbouring Pakistan.      Full news...

  • September 4, 2021 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban Fighters Crush a Women’s Protest Amid Flickers of Resistance
    New York Times: The women were assaulted with rifle butts, tear gas and metal clubs, while anti-Taliban rebels in the north vowed to repel an assault by the Islamist group. Several of the women, who were demanding inclusion in the yet-to-be named Taliban government, said they were beaten by Taliban fighters — some of the first concrete evidence of harsh treatment of women by the group.      Full news...

  • August 8, 2020 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Protesters at Jirga Claim Mistreatment
    Tolo News: Some delegates of the Loya Jirga, the grand assembly, who said they were faced with “violent” treatment during the last two days of the event, on Sunday called for the incidents to be addressed. They blamed the organizers of the Jirga for silencing voices of protest during the event. Two incidents that were filmed or photographed by some delegates happened on the first day of the Jirga.      Full news...

  • December 7, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Wardak mortar shelling triggers protests in Kabul
    Afghanistan Times: A mortar shell fired by Afghan security forces in Sayed Abad district of Maidan Wardak province killed nine civilians, including four children and wounded two others. Hundreds of residents of Kabul city gathered in Abdul Haq square in Kabul city to give vent to their anger. The protestors were chanting the slogans of “we want end to war”, “bring security” and “bring the culprits to book”.      Full news...

  • August 10, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Protesters in Kabul claim carnage was airstrike not suicide attack (PHOTOS)
    PAN: Claiming that the Shah Shaheed incident was not suicide bombing but an airstrike, dozens of protesters on Monday demanded the government thoroughly investigate the carnage and inform the nation about its findings. However, earlier security forces said the incident took place due to vehicle bombing in the locality. Some media outlets also released CCTV footages, showing an explosive-laden truck exploded in the area.      Full news...


  • April 16, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Solidarity Party of Afghanistan protests against recent bloodshed by Taliban (PHOTOS)
    Hambastagi.org (Translated by RAWA): Members and supporters of the Solidarity Party of Afghanistan (SPA) staged a protest in Shahre Naw Park in Kabul today, to defend the blood of the victims of Badakhshan (the brutal killing of more than 30 soldiers by Taliban and ISIS in an attack on a check post), and Mazar (killing of more than 10 people in a courthouse attack by the Taliban), and to demand the freedom of 31 of our compatriots held hostage by the Taliban (in Zabul province).      Full news...

  • April 4, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Protest demanding justice for martyr Farkhunda in Jalalabad city (PHOTOS)
    Hambastagi.org (Translated by RAWA): Members and supporters of the Solidarity Party of Afghanistan joined the people of Jalalabad city (eastern Nangarhar province) in a protest demanding justice for Farkhunda and the prosecution of arch-criminals. More than 500 men and women took part in this protest, and asked for the prosecution of the people who are actually behind this crime.      Full news...

  • January 3, 2015 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Protest against wedding shelling continues to boil
    PAN:On third consecutive day, hundreds of protesters took to the streets denouncing government for what they alleged authorities failed to investigate the tragic incident that resulted in the killing and wounding of scores of people attending a wedding ceremony. Several people were killed and wounded when mortars fired by Afghan troops hit a wedding party in the Mian Rodi village in Sangin district of southern Helmand province.      Full news...


  • August 12, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Without justice, bereaved Afghans think revenge
    CBSNews.com: As music played to celebrate the arrival of a new baby in his family, Muhammad Saber had every expectation the night would continue and end on a joyous note. Gunfire suddenly shattered those hopes. U.S. and Afghan troops had stormed into his family’s compound and, by the early morning hours, they would stand accused of killing five members of his family in Gardez, the capital of Afghanistan’s Paktia province.      Full news...

  • August 5, 2014 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Four members of a family killed in a US airstrike
    PAN: Dozens of people from the Shindand district of western Heart province on Tuesday staged a rally against the killing of civilians in a NATO airstrike. Carrying the victims’ bodies, the protestors gathered in front of the governor’s office, chanting: “Death to the government and death to President Karzai. We will climb mountains to fight them.”      Full news...


  • December 11, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Kabul rally seeks war crimes justice
    PAN: Hundreds of people, including women, on Wednesday held a protest demonstration in Kabul to mark the “National Victims Day,” criticising NATO and US forces for their involvement in Afghan civilian deaths and calling for war criminals to be brought to justice.      Full news...

  • October 8, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Malalai Joya speaks about women, violence in Afghanistan
    The Tufts Daily: Malalai Joya, Afghan activist and former member of the Afghan National Assembly, gave a presentation entitled “Prospects for Afghan Women and Non-Intervention in My Country” in Barnum Hall yesterday. “I want to share with you the consequences of this vile, disgusting war,” Joya said. “It is changing our country into one of Mafia states and war crimes. Life is now tougher for millions of Afghans.”      Full news...




  • July 9, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Farmers’ killing sparks anti-ALP protest
    PAN: People of the Dasht-i-Archi district of northern Kunduz province on Tuesday staged a protest against an Afghan Local Police (ALP) member who killed two farmers after they refused to give him Ushr. The incident took place on Monday evening when ALP official Iftikhar asked the growers for alms, but they declined giving him wheat. The policeman shot dead the famers and injured a 12 years old boy in Bajauri village.      Full news...

  • July 1, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Protestors accuse police of killing civilians
    PAN: Dozens of people on Monday staged a protest against Kabul police for killing seven people in the Deh Sabz district of the capital. Seven civilians were killed and several others wounded last week during a clash between police and supporters of Haji Janat Gul, a brother of MP Allah Gul Mujahid.      Full news...

  • June 24, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    7 civilians dead in Kabul shooting
    PAN: Seven civilians were killed and three others wounded by unidentified gunmen in the Deh Sabz district of Kabul on Monday, an official said. The victims were workers and owners of brick-kilns, a member of the Wolesi Jirga from Kabul, Haji Allah Gul Mujahid, told Pajhwok Afghan News.      Full news...

  • May 25, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Hundreds rally against Afghan Local Police force in Paktika
    PAN: Hundreds of people on Saturday staged a protest in the capital of southeastern Paktika province, asking Afghan Local Police (ALP) personnel to take away their posts from their homes. The protesting residents asked security high ups to establish posts for ALP members away from residential houses as their presence posed threat to their lives.      Full news...

  • March 22, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    People of Charikar protest killing of 3 civilians by gunmen on New Year
    PAN: Hundreds of residents, protesting the killing of three civilians in a clash between police and suspected militants in central Parwan province, lifted the blockade of a busy road on Thursday. In protest against Thursday’s killings in the Gul Ghundai area of Charikar, the provincial capital, the protestors blocked the Kabul-Mazar-i-Sharif highway, placing the body of one victim on the highway.      Full news...

  • March 16, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghans Protest US Special Operators in Wardak
    The Associated Press: Several hundred demonstrators are marching to the Afghan parliament building in Kabul, protesting the continued presence of U.S. special operations forces in Afghanistan’s troubled Wardak province. Kabul’s deputy police chief Gen. Mohammad Daud Amin says Saturday’s demonstration of roughly 500 protesters has been peaceful.      Full news...

  • February 27, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghans hold anti-U.S. rally following abuse claims
    Reuters: More than five hundred men marched through the capital of Afghanistan’s restive Wardak province on Tuesday in an outburst of anger against U.S. special forces accused of overseeing torture and killings in the area. Shouting “Death to America”, “Death to Obama” and “Death to special forces”, the protesters called for the immediate withdrawal of the American soldiers and threatened to join the Taliban if their demand was not met.      Full news...


  • February 9, 2013 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Helmand residents stage protest rally in Kabul
    PAN: Dozens of people coming all the way from southern Helmand province to this central capital on Saturday staged a protest demonstration, asking the government to resolve their problems regarding health, security and electricity. Participants of the rally gathered in front of parliament house and then started marching on road leading to the Ministry of Power and Energy.      Full news...




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