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Taliban Edict Targets ‘Immoral’ Afghan TV Shows Featuring Female Artists

Taliban Edict Targets ‘Immoral’ Afghan TV Shows Featuring Female Artists

From: VOA

The Taliban on Sunday ordered television channels in Afghanistan to stop airing soap operas featuring women artists and said female journalists must wear hijabs in accordance with the group’s interpretation of Islamic law or Sharia.

The restrictions are part of a new eight-point set of guidelines issued by the Taliban Ministry for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, or moral police, in the latest sign the hardline group is restricting women’s rights. Moreover, the guidelines said films and dramas should not have female actors. Additionally, the new policy prevents television stations from showing men who are considered indecently exposed or not covered from chest to knees.

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