Following the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan, they have banned and enforced new regulations despite their promise of taking a more liberal approach as rulers.
BAN ON CO-EDUCATION
Although the regime promises women could pursue higher education in Universities, co-ed schools have been banned with much scepticism about whether the girls will be going back to
school; there’s no saying that the school systems will not be tampered with and the facilities for both genders will be equal.
BAN ON MUSIC AND CINEMA
So far, they have also banned music and cinema
completely, going as far as forcefully shutting down halls permanently and murdering acclaimed Afghan folk singer Fawad Andarabi. They fired all women from the workforce, with no declaration of when they will be able to return to their jobs.
BAN ON DRIVING AND TRAVELLING
Women have been stripped off from their rights
to drive, as well as travelling without male chaperones. The regulations only imply that this Taliban rule will gradually resort to the brutality of the previous regime.
BAN ON FEMALE NEWS ANCHORS
Taliban banned female news anchors in a government news channel and replaced them with their representatives, As reported by New York Times.
Khadija Amin, a prominent anchorwoman on state television, informed, the Taliban suspended her and other women employees indefinitely.
BAN ON SHAVING OF BEARD
The Taliban have banned hairdressers in Afghanistan’s Helmand province from shaving or trimming beards because doing so constitutes a breach of Islamic law.
In a notice posted on salons in southern Helmand province, Taliban officers warned that hairdressers must follow Sharia law for haircuts and beards.
“No one has a right to complain,” the notice read.
Anyone violating the rule will be punished, the Taliban religious police has declared.
Some barbers in the capital Kabul have said they also received similar orders.
Are the Taliban resorting to the restrictions of their old regime once again?