Viral Picture: An Afghanistan woman stands valorously as Taliban man points gun at her
Several netizens commenting on the photograph saluted the woman for her "bravery".Author : Priyanka Vinayak
Reports from Afghanistan show fearless Afghan women standing firm against the odds of fighting the Taliban to uphold their personal rights and liberties. They are giving a civil but tough fight to the Taliban in several cities of Afghanistan. One image, depicting the same, has gone viral on social media.
On Tuesday, Hundreds of Afghan protesters, including women took to the streets of Kabul chanting "death to Pakistan" and denouncing Islamabad's interference as well as airstrikes by its jets in Panjshir province in support of the Taliban.
A photo from the march showed an Afghan woman standing up to a Taliban gunman during the protest in the capital.
Chanting "death to Pakistan", "Freedom" and "we do not want captivity" among many other slogans, the protesters gathered at the gate of the Pakistani embassy in Kabul and asked its staff to leave Afghanistan.
The Taliban members reportedly fired gunshots in the air to disperse the protestors, but they were still agitating, media reports said.
Later, on Tuesday, the Taliban unveiled a hardline interim government led by Mullah Mohammad Hasan Akhund, with key roles being shared by high-profile members of the insurgent group, including a specially designated global terrorist of the dreaded Haqqani Network as the interior minister.
Demonstrations have also been held in smaller cities in recent days, where women have demanded to be part of a new government.
The Taliban, on its part, has warned the public against taking to the streets, adding that journalists should not cover any demonstrations. The group - which executed people in stadiums and chopped the hands of thieves in the 1990s - has said it would not stand for any resistance against its rule.