BAGHLAN: The Taliban have begun to exercise further draconian measures to force women to wear Hijab in Pul-e-Khumri city, the provincial capital of Baghlan, since Sunday.
Pul-e-Khumri residents say the Taliban pull those women out cars at checkpoints who don’t wear their so-called proper Islamic Hijab.
Meanwhile, a number of female students were denied entry to the provincial university on Sunday for not wearing “Islamic Hijab”.
This comes as last May the Taliban issued a decree forcing all adult women to cover their entire body and face, with only eyes and hands an exception.
There has been a few demonstrations since then, especially by women, protesting the decree, saying men alone should not dictate what women wear.
The Taliban’s decree has also been met with widespread international condemnation.