Women in Afghanistan ordered by Taliban government to cover themselves in public. The Taliban leader Hibatullah Akhundzada has on Saturday imposed a decree which forces Afghanistan women to wear face veils, an Islamic Burqa to cover their whole body when leaving their houses but advices women to avoid leaving their homes only if it’s necessary.
Failure to comply their male guardians will be punished and could face three days in prison.
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The recent rule is one of the severe increased restrictions on women whereby women are banned from getting education when Taliban banned girls secondary education, whereby they are not supposed to leave their houses without a male relative.
The restrictions also includes limitations of women traveling without a male who will be their chaperone and also banning women from going to the park at the same time as men.
However, the decree is not new in Afghan whereby females are forced to cover themselves with an all embracing blue Burqa which was a symbol hardline of regime from 1996 to 2001.
Although the Taliban leader suggested the Burqa garment is not Mandotary as long as women cover themselves he also stated that women should appear in public and observe “proper hijab” which is an Islamic notion of modesty, privacy that applies to women’s clothing worn whenever they are in public.
This comes after Taliban promised to respect and protect all Afganistans human rights which also includes rights of women and girls whether through education, work and or in society since the seize hold of power.
“We call on the world to co-operate with Islamic Emirate and people at Afghanistan…Don’t bother us. Don’t bring more pressure, because history is witness, Afghan won’t be affected by pressure” said Mohammad Khalid Hanafi, the Minister for Propaganda of Virtue and Prevention of Vice
Taliban decision had faced a lot of backlash of condemnation from Western Government who could cut off development aid and also sanctioned their banking system which could result in economic ruin in Afghanistan.