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UN holds emergency meeting on Taliban’s ‘absurd decrees’ against women, many countries raised their voice for women

UN held a meeting regarding the orders of the Taliban

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Talibani Rules for Women: The Taliban continues to commit violence against women and girls in Afghanistan. He has imposed all kinds of cruel restrictions on them.

UN Security Council (United Nations Security Council) held an in-camera meeting on Thursday to discuss the Taliban’s recent repressive decree against women in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, a statement prepared by Norway called for a reversal of policies restricting the rights of women and girls. It is noteworthy that the ruling Taliban in Afghanistan (Taliban in Afghanistan) had on Saturday ordered women to be covered in burqa from head to toe in public places.

It has also been said in the order that if there is no essential work outside, then it would be better for women to stay at home. Along with this, the fear of human rights activists taking a hardline stand by the Taliban has been strengthened. It is noteworthy that the Taliban had imposed similar strict restrictions on women in the previous regime of the year 1996-2001. The Taliban have already banned girls’ education after grade six and barred women from most jobs.

Prohibition on traveling alone in aircraft

Apart from this, if there is no male relative with the women, then they cannot travel in the plane. Norway’s deputy ambassador to the United Nations, Trine Heimerbach, told reporters ahead of the council meeting that the Taliban’s policies focused on oppressing women and girls rather than dealing with the country’s catastrophic economic and humanitarian situation. Meanwhile, Ireland and Mexico, co-chairs of the UN Security Council’s informal expert group on women, peace and security, wrote to council members on Thursday, calling the Taliban’s decision “intimidating”.

Ireland’s ambassador to the United Nations, Geraldine Byron Naison, told reporters that women and girls now face some of the harshest sanctions, and the international community and the Security Council have a moral responsibility to condemn the Taliban’s policies. Recently, the Taliban ordered all women to wear a burqa that covers their entire body, including the face, in public places. Sheer Mohamed, official of the Ministry of Conduct and Ethics, said in a statement, “Hijab is a must for all respected women and the best hijab is the chadori (burqa covering from head to toe), which is part of our tradition, which is respected. The decision has also hampered the Taliban’s efforts to gain recognition from potential international donors, at a time when Afghanistan is going through its worst humanitarian crisis.

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