Taliban leader Hibatullah Akunzada has ordered women to wear masks in Afghanistan only to wear masks. Violation of the order carries a prison sentence for the girl’s father or guardian and, if available, a dismissal from government work. The burqa was mandatory during the Taliban rule from 1996 to 2001. The Taliban claimed that the blue burqa used by women during this period was the most desirable. In most parts of Afghanistan, women wear religious scarves. But in places like Kabul, the situation is different.
Girls’ education almost ceased when the Taliban seized power. This is followed by the new order. Recently, the Taliban issued an order denying girls high school education. With that, Western countries lifted the embargo.
Along with the lack of basic necessities including food, human rights violations are also common here. Afghanistan is devastating economically
Women in Kabul and other provinces have been ordered not to issue driving licenses. Even in Herat, the most advanced city in Afghanistan, Taliban officials reportedly asked driving instructors to stop giving women driving licenses.
The Taliban initially ruled slowly to show that the rules were not violent.