The Taliban on Monday barred entry of households and girls into eating places with gardens or inexperienced areas in Herat province, Afghanistan, reported Fox Information.
The choice got here after non secular clerics complained of blending genders in such locations. Afghan officers mentioned that the curbs have been introduced in place due to gender mixing or as a result of girls allegedly will not be carrying the hijab. To date, the ban is relevant to eating places with inexperienced areas within the Herat province solely.
The out of doors eating ban solely applies to institutions in Herat, the place such premises stay open to males. Baz Mohammad Nazir, a deputy official from the Ministry of Vice and Advantage’s directorate in Herat, denied media reviews that each one eating places had been off limits to households and girls, dismissing them as propaganda, reported Fox Information.
He mentioned it utilized solely to eating places with inexperienced areas, resembling a park, the place women and men may meet. “After repeated complaints from students and odd folks, we set limits and closed these eating places.”
Azizurrahman Al Muhajir, who’s head of the Vice and Advantage directorate in Herat, mentioned, “It was like a park however they named it a restaurant and women and men had been collectively. Thank God it has been corrected now. Additionally, our auditors are observing all of the parks the place women and men go.”
It was the most recent in a slew of restrictions imposed by the Taliban since they took energy in August 2021. They’ve shut women out of lecture rooms past sixth grade and girls from universities, most varieties of employment, together with jobs on the United Nations. They’re additionally banned from public areas resembling parks and gymnasiums.
In the meantime, the European Union (EU) bounded assist to the Taliban with the removing of the ban on Afghan working girls, reported Tolo Information.
EU mentioned that the ban on girls working for UN organizations violates worldwide regulation and that assist to Afghanistan can’t be delivered no matter gender, assist actions will probably be reconsidered.
The United Nations mentioned that 3,300 female and male workers of the group have stayed at residence since girls had been banned from working at UN businesses.
For the reason that Taliban took management of Afghanistan in August 2021, the scenario of girls within the nation has solely acquired worse. Girls within the nation are prohibited from management posts, and never allowed to work in addition to journey except accompanied by a male companion.
The Taliban promised to reopen all colleges on March 23 this 12 months, however, as a substitute, they closed secondary establishments for women on that day.
There’s nonetheless no phrase on when or if these colleges will reopen or if the ban is indefinite.
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