Afghanistan: Kabul's Streets Filled with Taliban Burqa PSAs, Pro-Women Graffiti

Afghanistan: Kabul's Streets Filled with Taliban Burqa PSAs, Pro-Women Graffiti


The Taliban’s “Ministry of Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice” has peppered Kabul with posters mandating women wear hijab but illustrated with the full-body burqa covering, Afghanistan’s Khaama Press reported Monday.

The Taliban ruled Afghanistan throughout the 1990s before returning to power in August, the product of former President Ashraf Ghani abruptly fleeing the country and President Joe Biden breaking an agreement with the Taliban that kept it from storming the country. Taliban spokesmen have insisted that they would respect women’s rights and only request that they wear hijab, or a hair covering, to abide by the Islamic sharia. During the previous Taliban regime, the jihadist organization forced women to wear burqa and largely prevented them from leaving the house, much less participating actively in society.

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