Haibatullah Akhundzada, Afghanistan’s supreme leader and Taliban leader, has ordered the country’s women to wear full-body burqas outside their homes. He issued the order on Saturday. The new controls came after the Taliban seized power in August last year, following a series of crackdowns on women. News AFP
The order, issued by Haibatullah Akhundzada, was announced by Taliban officials at a ceremony in Kabul on Saturday. The order said, ‘They (women) should wear chadri (burqa covering from head to toe). It is a traditional and dignified dress. ‘ .............................................
The order further said, “Women who are not too old or too young must cover their entire face without eyes as per Sharia law.” So that they can avoid attraction when meeting men other than mahram (adult male relatives of close relationship). ‘
The Taliban chief’s order stated that if women did not have work outside, it would be better for them to stay at home.
The Taliban imposed similar restrictions on women when they were in power from 1996 to 2001.