Taliban bans women travelling without hijab, male relative

Taliban women traveling hijab male relative

The Taliban of Afghanistan has banned the long distance travel of women without hijab and close male relative. The new restrictions has been announced by the Ministry for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice on Sunday.

According to media reports, the spokesman of the Ministry spokesman Sadeq Akif Muhajir has said that Women travelling for more than 45 miles (72 kilometres) should not be offered a ride if they are not accompanied by a close family member. He specified that it must be a close male relative.

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The Ministry also called on all vehicle owners to offer rides only to those women wearing hijabs. Women TV journalists were also called to wear hijabs while presenting. The guidance also asked people to stop playing music in their vehicles.

It is to be mentioned here that the directives comes weeks after the ministry asked Afghanistan’s television channels to stop showing dramas and soap operas featuring women actors.

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