Taliban says Afghan women have rights under Islamic law
The Taliban says women in Afghanistan must enjoy their rights “within the framework of Islamic law.”
A Taliban spokesman told a news conference for the first time since the country’s capture on Sunday that women should be allowed to work freely. But there are other rules and regulations. He did not elaborate on the restrictions.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid has repeatedly said that all Afghans must live “within the framework of Islam.” Human rights groups fear that women’s rights will be undermined by the Taliban.
Between 1996 and 2001, when the Taliban occupied Afghanistan, Sharia law, the Islamic legal system, was strictly enforced in their own way. They supported such punishments.
Women wear burka, which covers the face and body. During the Taliban era, women over the age of 10 were barred from attending school. At a news conference on Tuesday, Mujahideen answered a number of questions from the international media about how women’s rights will be under the Taliban government.
“Within our framework, we want women to be able to work, We will allow them to study, ”he said. “Women will be very active in our society.”
But there are rules and regulations on how women should dress. When asked what role women should play in the country’s workplace, he did not give a clear answer.
Earlier Tuesday, the Taliban announced a general amnesty across Afghanistan. They say they want women in their government. Analysts say the Taliban are working on a highly systematic PR (public relations) campaign to capture the hearts of the Afghan people and the international community.
In Afghanistan, the feelings of the people who have accepted the new rulers are different.
“I do not believe what they say,” a woman in Kabul told the BBC. Another woman said, “This is a hoax. He tricked us into going out so that we could be punished. To teach under their laws; I do not want to work. ”
However, some see these as initiatives.
“We need to be able to work,” he said. For me, getting an education means independence. I can’t stand these two things at all. The Taliban have so far not compromised on these two issues, ”said an Afghan woman.
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“My right to teach; All rights reserved. It is not wrong for me to wear a hijab. I live in an Islamic country. So I accept the Islamic dress code. But burqa is not accepted. Barca is not included in the Islamic dress code. ”
Mr Mujahideen made the remarks at a news conference for Taliban fighters patrolling Afghan cities.
The Taliban are working to form a government and will announce it in the coming days.
Asked if he would accept al Qaeda fighters and other extremists on Afghan soil, he replied: “No one is allowed to use Afghan land to attack anyone else.”
Asked about reconciliation, he said: I do not want to be an enemy to anyone, even from abroad. ”
He called on former security forces and security forces to work to allay fears among the Afghan people. He promised amnesty for those who had worked with foreign forces.
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Girls in Afghanistan The Taliban have repeatedly spoken out about women’s lives, saying, “All rights are guaranteed within Islam.”
In recent years, international representatives, The Afghans have tried to explain to Doha-Taliban leaders based in Doha what it means. But I did not get much of an answer.
Saudi Arabia We have heard references to the rights of women in the traditional Arab community, including countries such as Qatar. One of the founders of the Taliban was in the university classrooms. Men and women will be segregated on campus. It was once stated that women should wear their head coverings.
What about the countryside? According to recent reports from cities, women journalists have been told to return home. The work of women in offices has fallen into the hands of men. Restrictions may vary from region to region.
It is often said that the rules in Kabul and other cities are slightly different from those in other places. As new guidelines come out, women will become more aware of the breadth of their lives.