Afghan men wear burqas in Kabul to mark International Women's Day

Men wearing burkas with the veils raised to reveal their faces march in Kabul. (Reuters)

A group of Afghan men wore burqas in Kabul during a march aimed at supporting women’s right. The Guardian reported Friday.

The men, who belong to a movement called Afghan Peace Volunteers, said they organized the march in commemoration of International’s Women Day.

In Afghanistan, the hardline Taliban forced women to wear burkas in public during their rule in the 1990s.

“Our authorities will be celebrating International Women's Day in big hotels, but we wanted to take it to the streets,” activist Basir, said.

“One of the best ways to understand how women feel is to walk around and wear a burka,” he said.

The attire generated controversy among citizens, the website reported.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:46 - GMT 06:46