What is shariah law and its practice in Afghanistan? here is a brief definition and its effect on Afghan women.
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Women were subjected to shariah law under their ruling two decades ago before Afghan government took power by the help of American forces in 2001. Taliban is now promising that Afghan women will enjoy their rights but it will be within the confines of Islamic law. “Afghan women will have rights within the bounds of Islamic law of shariah” says Taliban
Taliban imposed shariah laws in the past and these laws were strict laws under Islamic ruling which forbid women from laughing in public, leaving their houses without male escorts, denying women education and working and many more
Here’s just a brief overview of how shariah law is like
But will that change from now on? While many women in Afghanistan fear these laws may be imposed again, Taliban says their rights will be respected. The United Nation said days ago that Taliban was not ‘keeping to its promises Taliban breaking promises – United Nations
Taliban ruled Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001. During their years of ruling, shariah law was very effective. They banned musical instruments and television and established a department for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice based on a Saudi model. People’s arms were chopped off just to subject them to this shariah law.
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