January 20, 2022

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The Taliban bans women from traveling long distances without a husband

The Taliban bans women from traveling long distances without a husband

It remains unclear how the Taliban will rule Afghanistan. But it threatens to look a lot like the 1996-2001 Reign of Terror. Women’s basic rights disappear and ministries are closed.

From now on, women who want to travel long distances in Afghanistan must be accompanied by a man from their relatives. This is what the Taliban announced. It is a new indication that the radical Islamic regime continues to frustrate women.

It was the Ministry of Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice that published the recommendation. Today it has also become known that women who are not veiled are no longer allowed to sit in the car. The directive comes a few weeks after the same ministry called on Afghan TV channels to stop broadcasting soap operas in which women play a role.

Since returning to power in August, the Taliban have imposed several restrictions on women and girls, despite initial promises that their regulations would be less stringent than during their first term between 1996 and 2001, when women were required to wear the burqa. Covering the whole body and also their eyes were not visible to the outside world. They were only allowed to leave the house accompanied by a man and were not allowed to work or study. Until now, many Afghan girls cannot go to school and it is impossible for many women to go to work.

Ministry of Peace: It is no longer needed

More disturbing noise from the country: The Taliban have dissolved the Afghanistan Independent Electoral Commission (IEC). The Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC), as well as the Ministry of Peace and the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs have also been dissolved. Given the current situation in the country, it is not necessary for these ministries to exist and function. If necessary, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (The current official name of Afghanistan,red.Bilal Karim, deputy spokesman for the Taliban, said.

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The Independent Electoral Commission was established in 2006, a few years after the fall of the former Taliban regime. “Without this organization, I am 100% sure that Afghanistan’s problems will never be resolved, because there will be no elections,” said Aurangzeb, who headed the electoral commission until the fall of the former regime. According to another senior official from the former regime, Halim Fidai, the decision shows that “the Taliban has not changed and does not believe in democracy.”

The Ministry of Women’s Affairs was also abolished earlier.