The brand new laws mark the most recent in a sequence of restrictions positioned on the individuals of Afghanistan based mostly on the Taliban’s strict interpretation of Islamic Sharia regulation.
“You’re urgently knowledgeable that from right now, shaving beards and enjoying music in barbershops and public baths are strictly prohibited,” the native authority mentioned Sunday in a press release.
“If any barbershop or public bathtub is discovered to have shaved anybody’s beard or performed music, they are going to be handled based on the Sharia ideas and they won’t have the proper to complain,” the assertion added.
Whereas the Taliban have mentioned their rule could be milder than it was throughout their earlier time in authorities, there have been quite a few stories of harsh crackdowns since they seized energy of the nation in August, together with the detention and assault of journalists
, the use of whips
towards ladies participating in protests, and the public hanging
of alleged criminals.
The group additionally has not allowed Afghan women and girls to renew secondary schooling
, regardless of promising that feminine college students could be allowed to check
. Afghan boys have already been known as to return to highschool.
When final in energy between 1996 and 2001, the Taliban banned ladies and ladies from schooling and work, and severely restricted their rights. Right this moment, ladies have been utterly excluded from the nation’s new, hardline authorities
and in some situations been ordered to go away their workplaces.