Taliban Continues to Ban Multiple Activities After IPL

Taliban Continues to Ban Multiple Activities After IPL
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Since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, it has imposed several bans. From banning IPL to female voices on television, the Taliban’s nuisance has taken a toll on Afghanistan. 

The Taliban banned barbershops in southern Afghanistan from shaving or trimming beards in the name of Sharia or Islamic law.

The Taliban government’s vice and virtue department ordered barbers in Lashkar Gah, stating prohibition over shaving beard.

The accused found guilty will be punished, said the Taliban’s police. During their previous rule of Afghanistan, the Taliban adhered to a harsh interpretation of Islam.

Overrunning Kabul on August 15, the world awaits if the Taliban re-creates stringent governance since the late 1990s. 

However, a ban on shaving or trimming the beard is not the only restriction imposed by heinous rulers. 

Here are some of the bans implemented.

Musical instruments

Several pictures surfaced over Twitter, displaying destroyed musical instruments in Afghanistan.

However, later those pictures were taken down. A month after the Taliban seized power in Afghanistan, the music has vanished from every corner of the country.

Shocking visuals was reported from Kabul’s National Music Institute as the Taliban reportedly destroyed musical instruments, including piano and drum set.

The pictures shared by the singer Aryan Khan shows his damaged piano and shattered drums.

Many wedding halls are limiting music at their gatherings, and musicians are afraid to perform.

Women from playing sport

According to an official in the hardline Islamist group, Afghan women, including the country’s cricket team, will be prohibited from playing sport under the new Taliban government.

In an interview, the Deputy head of the Taliban’s cultural commission, Ahmadullah Wasiq, said women’s sport was considered neither appropriate nor necessary.

“I don’t think women will be allowed to play cricket because women don’t need to play cricket,” Wasiq reportedly said. “In cricket, they might face a situation where their face and body will not be covered, and Islam does not allow women to be seen like this”, he further added. 

Kite flying

The Taliban forbade kite flying on the grounds, stating that kite flying can distract men from other religious activities.

The cherished national pastime earned a reputation abroad after Afghan author Khaled Hosseini‘s 2003 bestselling novel “The Kite Runner” was made into a film.

“People would suffer if it is banned. Thousands of families survive on this,” one Zelgai told AFP as he is determined not to give up the business his family has run for generations.

Music and female voices

The Taliban outlawed music and female voices on television and radio channels in Kandahar after some media outlets removed their female anchors after the Taliban took over Afghanistan on August 15.

Reports also said that several women staff members were asked to return from their workplaces since the takeover.

Nevertheless, the Taliban has assured that they would let women continue working and would allow them to study under Islamic law.

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