A resurgent Taliban would curb Afghan women’s rights: US intelligence report


Washington: The Taliban would roll back much of the progress made in Afghan women’s rights if they regain power, according to a US intelligence assessment released on Tuesday.

The US National Intelligence Council report appears to reinforce fears that the Taliban will resume the harsh treatment that women and girls suffered under their 1996-2001 rule should the insurgents prevail in a full-blown civil war.

Sultana Karimi applies make-up at a beauty salon in Kabul. Some Afghan women fear the…

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