Afghanistan’s Taliban order women to wear burqa in public | CBC News


Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers on Saturday ordered all Afghan girls to put on the all-covering burqa in public, a pointy hardline pivot that confirmed the worst fears of rights activists and was certain to additional complicate Taliban dealings with an already distrustful worldwide group.

The decree evoked comparable restrictions on girls through the Taliban’s earlier hardline rule between 1996 and 2001.

“We wish our sisters to dwell with dignity and security,” stated Khalid Hanafi, appearing minister for the Taliban’s vice and advantage ministry.

A spokespersonĀ for the Ministry for the Propagation of Advantage and the Prevention of Vice learn the decree from the group’s supreme chief Hibatullah Akhundzada at a informationĀ convention in Kabul, saying {that a} lady’s father or closest male family member can be visited and ultimately imprisoned or fired from authorities jobs if she didn’t cowl her face exterior the house.

The Taliban beforehand determined in opposition to reopening colleges to ladies above Grade 6, reneging on an earlier promise and opting to appease their hard-line base on the expense of additional alienating the worldwide group.

That call disrupted efforts by the Taliban to win recognition from potential worldwide donors at a time when the nation is mired in a worsening humanitarian disaster.

“For all dignified Afghan girls sporting hajib is important and the perfect hajib is chadori (the head-to-toe burqa) which is a part of our custom and is respectful,” stated Shir Mohammad, an official from the vice and advantage ministry in a press release.

The decree added if girls had no necessary work exterior it’s higher for them to remain at residence. “Islamic rules and Islamic ideology are extra necessary to us than anything,” Hanafi stated.

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