Taliban orders all Afghan women to wear the burka in public

The Taliban has ordered all Afghan girls to put on the all-covering burka in public.

The blue burka was an international image of the Taliban‘s earlier regime in Afghanistan from 1996 till 2001, and the verdict to make it necessary once more marks an escalation of rising restrictions on girls in public.

The Ministry for the Propagation of Distinctive feature and the Prevention of Vice learn a decree from the gang’s preferrred chief Hibatullah Akhundzada at a press convention in Kabul.

An Afghan woman wearing a burka exits a small shop in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021. Women's rights activists in the Afghan capital of Kabul insisted Sunday they would continue fighting for their right to education, employment and participation in Afghan political and social life, and said a recent Taliban decree banning forced marriage was not enough to address the issue of women's rights. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

“We would like our sisters to are living with dignity and protection,” mentioned Khalid Hanafi, appearing minister for the all-male ministry – which changed the rustic’s girls’s ministry after the militants took keep an eye on in August 2021.

The decree says that if a lady does now not quilt her face out of doors the house, her father or closest male family member could be visited and in the end imprisoned or fired from govt jobs.

It additionally states that if girls don’t have any essential paintings to be performed out of doors, it’s higher for them to stick at house.

“Islamic rules and Islamic ideology are extra essential to us than the rest,” Mr Hanafi mentioned.

The decree provides that the best face overlaying is the blue burka, which presentations best the eyes.

Shir Mohammad, an authentic from the vice and distinctive feature ministry, mentioned: “For all dignified Afghan girls dressed in hajib is vital and the most efficient Hhajib is chadori (the head-to-toe burka) which is a part of our custom and is respectful.

“The ones girls who don’t seem to be too previous or younger should quilt their face, aside from the eyes.”

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Most girls in Afghanistan put on a scarf for non secular causes, however many in city spaces comparable to Kabul don’t quilt their faces.

The Taliban in the past determined towards reopening colleges to women above grade six (round 11 years previous), going again on an previous promise.

The world group has recommended its leaders to to rethink.

Previous to their takeover in 2021, the Taliban closing dominated Afghanistan from 1996 till the US-led invasion in 2001, and banned feminine schooling and employment.

After the regime was once toppled, women and girls had been allowed to go back to university and paintings, and the world group had made the schooling of ladies a key call for for any long term reputation of the Taliban management.

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