The United Nations Safety Council will meet on Thursday to debate an order by Afghanistan’s Taliban for ladies to cowl their faces in public, a return to a signature coverage of the Islamist group’s previous hardline rule and an escalation of restrictions.
U.N. particular envoy for Afghanistan, Deborah Lyons, is because of temporary the 15-member council, stated Norway’s U.N. mission, which requested the closed-door assembly “to deal with the elevated restrictions on human rights and freedoms of women and girls.”
Below the Taliban’s earlier rule from 1996 to 2001, girls needed to cowl up, couldn’t work, and women had been banned from faculty. However after seizing energy in August, they vowed to respect girls’s rights.
Nonetheless in March, the Taliban backtracked on their announcement that prime faculties would open for ladies, saying they might stay closed till a plan was drawn up in accordance with Islamic legislation for them to reopen.
Then on Saturday the group’s supreme chief, Haibatullah Akhundzada, stated that if a lady didn’t cowl her face exterior house, her father or closest male family member could be visited and face potential jail or firing from state jobs.
Most ladies in Afghanistan put on a scarf for spiritual causes however many in city areas resembling Kabul don’t cowl their faces.
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