In another new decree on Thursday, the Taliban instructed all female presenters working on all TV channels to cover their faces while presenting programs, Tolonews tweeted.
Continuing the thread, the Ministry of Vice and Virtue and the Ministry of Information and Culture called it the final verdict and said the order had been issued to all media outlets in Afghanistan.
The Taliban’s atrocities against Afghan women have escalated since the group seized power in Afghanistan in August last year, banning young girls and women for human rights.
The Taliban, in an earlier official order, ordered female staff to wear the hijab in the office of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and lifted restrictions on Afghan women’s make-up and reproductive rights, including girls’ education in the classroom. 6 and above is an add-on.
Dozens of Afghan women are protesting against the Taliban leader’s new order on hijab-wearing women.
Rejected by most of the international community, the Taliban-led government is committed to disrespecting the human rights of women.
The UN mission in Afghanistan has expressed concern over the declaration, saying it contradicts numerous assurances about the respect and protection of the human rights of all Afghans, including women and girls.
The Taliban warned that if the women disobeyed the order, their parents would be punished and imprisoned.
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