Afghanistan's Taliban order women to wear burqa in public


PTI | Kabul | Updated: 07-05-2022 15:45 IST | Created: 07-05-2022 15:44 IST
Afghanistan's Taliban order women to wear burqa in public
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Afghanistan's Taliban leadership ordered all Afghan women to wear the all-covering burqa in public, the ministry of vice and virtue said Saturday.

The move evoked similar restrictions on women during the Taliban's previous hard-line rule between 1996 and 2001. "We want our sisters to live with dignity and safety," said Khalid Hanafi, acting minister for the Taliban's vice and virtue ministry.

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