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Afghanistan’s Taliban ordered women to wear Burka head to toe

9.Afghanistan_s Taliban ordered women to wear Burka head to toe

Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers ordered all Afghan women to wear head-to-toe clothing in public, confirming rights activists’ worst fears and complicating Taliban relations with an already distrustful international community.

According to the decree, women should leave the house only when necessary, and male relatives who violate the dress code will face punishment ranging from a summons to court hearings and jail time. It was the recent edict in the series of repressive orders issued by the Taliban leadership.

The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan expressed grave concern about what appeared to be a formal directive that would be implemented and enforced, adding that it would seek clarification from the Taliban on the decision.

“This decision contradicts numerous assurances provided to the international community by Taliban representatives during discussions and negotiations over the past decade regarding respect for and protection of all Afghans’ human rights, including those of women and girls,” it said in a statement.


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