Women did not wear hijab in the park
A Taliban spokesman said gender segregation orders were being repeatedly disobeyed in parks and gyms. Many times it was seen that women were not wearing the required hijab or no one had covered their head. That’s why women have been banned from going to the park or gym. This ban has come into effect from this week. Earlier men and women were asked to go to the park on different days. Thursday, Friday and Saturday were open for women, while for men the parks were open on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.
Explained the reason behind closing the park and gym
Taliban-appointed spokesman for the Ministry of Virtue, Mohamed Akaf Mohajer, said that we have done “our best” during the last 15 months of rule to avoid closing parks and gyms for women. Earlier, separate days of the week were ordered for men and women to enforce gender segregation. But, unfortunately the orders were not followed and the rules were violated. In such a situation, we are forced to close the parks and gyms for women.
Many restrictions are already in place against women in Taliban
According to media reports, women are being stopped from going to the park in Kabul. Along with women, children are also not being allowed to play in the park in the capital. Two officials working in the park said they had received orders from the Taliban government not to allow women into the park. Even before this, the Taliban has imposed many types of restrictions on women. The Taliban first banned women and young women from traveling alone across the country after returning to power. For long distance travel, it is necessary to have a man with you.
Driver’s license has also been banned
Along with this, a ban has been imposed on giving driving license to women in Afghanistan. Wearing hijab has been made mandatory. The thinking about women in Afghanistan is such that even boards with pictures of women outside shops have been removed. Women cannot eat in a restaurant with a man, even if his husband is with him.