Taliban take motion towards girls with out burkas | EUROtoday

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DAccording to the United Nations, the Taliban in Afghanistan have arrested “a large number of women and girls” prior to now two weeks as a result of their clothes didn’t meet the Islamists’ expectations. Apparently the marketing campaign is primarily directed towards members of the Shiite Hazara minority. The United Nations Afghanistan Mission (UNAMA) is investigating related studies, it mentioned in an announcement. There are additionally studies of mistreatment of the ladies affected.

Friederike Böge

Political correspondent for Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan primarily based in Ankara.

Journalist Harun Najafizada from the exile broadcaster Afghanistan International distributed photographs of abrasions and bruises on alleged victims. According to UNAMA, there have been additionally studies that the detained girls have been solely launched if a male family member offered a written assure that the ladies would adjust to costume codes sooner or later. Otherwise they might face a penalty. In addition, these affected reported that financial funds have been demanded for his or her launch. The UN company and the UN particular rapporteur on human rights in Afghanistan, Richard Bennett, known as for the ladies affected to be launched instantly.

The so-called Ministry for Virtue and Against Vice had beforehand confirmed that a number of girls had been arrested for allegedly carrying un-Islamic clothes. Videos have been circulating on the Internet for days exhibiting ethical guards dragging girls onto flatbed vans. Attacks towards passers-by have been primarily reported in districts of Kabul the place many Hazaras dwell. Those affected advised native media such because the Khaama web site that the marketing campaign was spreading worry and terror within the capital.

According to studies, the ethical guard patrols consisted of ladies wearing black and carrying sun shades who have been instructed by males. Anyone who tries to movie them runs the chance of getting their cellphone confiscated. The description is just like the actions of the ethical watchdogs in Iran. Apparently there have been additionally related incidents in Daikundi Province. Many Hazaras additionally dwell there.

UNAMA head Roza Otunbayeva mentioned the arbitrary detentions subjected the ladies to long-term stigma. In Afghanistan, girls who’ve been in jail are sometimes accused of promiscuity as a result of they might be susceptible to sexual assault. The marketing campaign may additionally result in girls being pushed additional out of the general public eye than earlier than and at higher danger of home violence at residence, the UNAMA assertion mentioned. Since coming to energy in August 2021, the Taliban have massively restricted girls and ladies’ entry to training and work.