The UN Security Council to hold a meeting on women’s situation in Afghanistan

by Aamaj News

The UN Security Council is going to hold a meeting on Thursday about imposed restrictions by Taliban on women in Afghanistan, following their recent decree regarding compulsory hijab.

The situation of human rights, and imposed restrictions on women will be discussed at the meeting which is suggested by Norway.

The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan, Deborah Lyons, will deliver her speech at the meeting, too.

The news comes as the Taliban ministry for propagation of virtue and prevention of vice made it compulsory for adult women to observe hijab, and added that the ideal type of hijab is Chadori (head-to-toe burqa).

The decision of Taliban provoked bitter reactions inside and outside of Afghanistan.

In the meantime, women say that Afghanistan is an Islamic country, and women have always observed hijab.

They add that imposed hijab by Taliban is neither cultural nor based on an Islamic interpretation which is acceptable for them.


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