In Afghanistan, the Taliban have asked female city government employees not to return to work.
The Kabul head of public awareness, Nematullah Barakzai, said women employees were asked to stay at home, which did not include employees of the Department of Education and Health. Washington Post.
However, the government will continue to pay their salaries until they bring a work policy for women in the country, Mr. Barakzai said.
This new Taliban decree confirms fears that women and their rights will be curtailed under Taliban rule. When the Taliban was in power in Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001, they implemented such drastic measures.
Since the Taliban captured Kabul in August, they have initially tried to portray a tolerant image, saying that women would be given equal rights “under Sharia law”.
The Taliban’s acting deputy prime minister, Abdul Salam Hanafi, said during his visit to Russia on Wednesday: “Women will also continue to work in police stations and passport offices.”
Spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid also said in August that “we assure the international community that there will be no discrimination against women, but of course, within our framework.”
Many women are protesting across the country demanding equal rights under the new Taliban regime. When the Taliban formed an interim government in early September, there were no women members in the cabinet.
Since the Taliban came to power, they have also imposed a dress code on women and restricted their movement in public places. To counter this decree, many Afghan women shared their photos on social media wearing traditional Afghan attire.
Taliban too Asked Universities to separate men and women into classes. Acting Minister of Higher Education Abdul Baqi Haqqani told the media that “co-education is against Sharia law.”
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