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Taliban decree in Afghanistan, father or relatives will be jailed if women not to wear all covering burqa

Punjab Tribune Bureau | May 07, 2022 03:27 PM

KABUL: The Taliban in Afghanistan issued a decree on Saturday that women must cover their faces. This decree has been given by the Supreme Leader of the group on behalf of the Taliban government.

Restrictions on women in public places have been increasing in Afghanistan since the Taliban regime came to power, according to the news agency Reuters report, and such decisions have been criticized by many Afghan people and among the international community.

 

In a press conference held in Kabul, the spokesman of the Department of Promoting Religion and Prevention of Evil, read out this decree of Taliban Supreme Leader Hibatullah Akhundzada.

 

So much so that it has also been said in this order that if a woman does not cover her face while leaving the house, then her father or the closest male relative can be fired from the government job and in the end, she can also be sent to jail.

 

According to the order, the most ideal dress covering the face is considered to be a blue burqa.

 

Between 1996 and 2001, when Afghanistan was ruled by the Taliban, this blue burqa was still in vogue, and even many people around the world saw it as a link to the global identity of the Taliban regime.

 

Many women in Afghanistan wear headscarves for religious reasons, but in urban areas such as Kabul, many women do not cover their faces.

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