The morality ministry set a deadline for all hair and nail parlors in Afghanistan to close their doorways to ladies
The Taliban has issued a one-month closure discover to all magnificence salons throughout the nation because the Islamist group has been progressively tightening its grip on energy, whereas bringing life in Afghanistan into line with the strict non secular norms the it follows.
“The deadline for the closing of magnificence parlors for ladies is one month,” a spokesperson for the Ministry for the Prevention of Vice and Propagation of Advantage, Mohammad Sadiq Akif, informed Reuters on Tuesday.
The directive, dated June 24, was reportedly “primarily based on verbal instruction from the supreme chief” Mullah Hibatullah Akhundzada, however authorities didn’t clarify the precise reasoning. The spokesman informed AFP that “as soon as they’re closed then we’ll share the rationale with the media.”
The United Nations Help Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) urged authorities to revoke the ban, saying that this “new restriction on ladies’s rights will impression negatively on the financial system.”
Since seizing management of Afghanistan amid the botched withdrawal of US forces in August 2021, the Taliban has launched a variety of controversial restrictions, prohibiting ladies from attending college past the sixth grade and banning ladies from many roles and public areas. Ladies are required to cowl their faces in public and are suggested to remain house besides in circumstances of necessity. Additionally they should have a male chaperone on lengthy journeys.
The Taliban additionally cracked down on press freedom, banning a number of Western retailers together with the US government-controlled Voice of America (VOA) and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), in addition to some programming by German state-sponsored broadcaster Deutsche Welle and the BBC, citing their alleged bias.
Amongst its much less controversial restrictions, the Taliban outlawed the cultivation of poppy and has reportedly completed in a single 12 months what America’s ‘warfare on medication’ failed to tug off in 5 a long time. The UK Telegraph newspaper known as the transfer “probably the most profitable counter-narcotics effort in human historical past,” after poppy manufacturing dropped by an estimated 80% prior to now 12 months.
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