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Taliban orders women to cover themselves from head to toe in public places, UN condemns it


Only a few months ago the Taliban took charge of Afghanistan and now they have come up with a new order which says women should cover themselves from head to toe in public places. Condemning the decree, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) in a statement said, “Information they have received suggests this is a formal directive rather than a recommendation, and that it will be implemented and enforced,” reported Pajhwok Afghan News.

“This decision contradicts numerous assurances regarding respect for and protection of all Afghans’ human rights, including those of women and girls, that had been provided to the international community by Taliban representatives during discussions and negotiations over the past decade,” added UNAMA.

UNAMA said that it will immediately request meetings with the Taliban de facto authorities to seek clarification on the status of this decision.

The Taliban on Saturday ruled women must cover their faces in public, according to a decree from the group’s supreme leader, calling the all-encompassing burqa the ideal face covering, reported Pajhwok Afghan News.


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