AP | 22nd May, 2013
AFGHANISTAN - MALE STUDENTS PROTEST WOMEN'S RIGHTS DECREE
More than 200 male students protested in
Protester Fazel Hadi, 25, said the decree was ”imposed by foreigners” and violates Islamic Shariah law.
Conservative lawmakers on Saturday blocked enshrining the decree’s provisions in legislation.
The backlash highlights the tenuousness of women’s rights provisions enacted in the 12 years since the ouster of the hard-line Taliban regime.
The international force that toppled the Taliban is now preparing to withdraw.