Since the Taliban returned to power, more women are wearing the burqa again.
Representatives of the branch of the Ministry for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice in the northwestern province of Badghis threatened them at a meeting on Sunday, two local officials from international NGOs told AFP on Friday.
controls in offices
The Taliban announced unannounced visits to the offices and also demanded that the women be accompanied to work by a male guardian. In a written notice to the NGOs, the women were also asked to come to work fully veiled; but they were not threatened with death.
Women’s rights are increasingly restricted
Since returning to power last August, the radical Islamic Taliban have been more moderate than during their first rule from 1996 to 2001. At the same time, however, citizens’ rights are being increasingly curtailed.
Women and girls are particularly affected: women are pushed out of public life and are largely excluded from public office, and most secondary schools are closed to girls. In some provinces, the Taliban are even more aggressive than in Kabul to enforce their rigorous view of Islam.