The kind of restrictions imposed by the Taliban on women and girls. The Taliban administration has been criticized around the world for this.
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Since the Taliban’s withdrawal in Afghanistan, girls’ education has been banned, while women have been barred from working. In such a situation, a Taliban official has given such a statement, which sounds quite surprising. Actually, Taliban The official has said that Islam gives women the right to study, work and do entrepreneurship. The official reiterated that the group is working to create a so-called ‘safe environment’ for women in secondary schools and workplaces for girls.
“I must say that Islam has given women the right to education, Islam has given women the right to work, Islam has given women the right to entrepreneurship,” Taliban spokesman Sadeq Akif Muhajir of the Ministry of Vice and Virtue told Al Jazeera. Is.’ In an interview given to the news agency, he said, ‘If Islam has allowed these things, then who am I to ban it.’ These comments from the Muhajir come after the Taliban have limited women’s freedom, including a ban on secondary education for girls.
These restrictions imposed on women
The kind of restrictions imposed by the Taliban on women and girls. The Taliban administration has been criticized around the world for this. Since returning to power, the Taliban have closed secondary schools for girls across the country. Women were ordered to wear hijab at workplace and face covering in public place. In addition, traveling long distances without a male companion was banned. The Taliban’s ban on education and movement is reminiscent of its rule in the 1990s, when women’s freedom was completely curtailed.
However, when the Taliban once again occupied Afghanistan on 15 August 2021, its leaders promised that they would give freedom to women and that the media would be kept free. But the Taliban has gone back on its promise. It has long kept schools closed, while women have been barred from working. The Taliban say that these restrictions have been imposed in the interest of the nation and to uphold the respect of women.