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Afghanistan’s Taliban order women to cover up head to toe

Indian Express | 08/05/2022 03:36 PM | Click to read full article

Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers on Saturday ordered all Afghan women to wear head-to-toe clothing in public — a sharp, hard-line pivot that confirmed the worst fears of rights activists and was bound to further complicate Taliban dealings with an already distrustful international community.

The decree says that women should leave the home only when necessary, and that male relatives would face punishment for women’s dress code violations.