Taliban continues to detain, lash young girls for allegedly violating hijab rules

Girls as young as 16 have been arrested across the Afghan capital, Kabul, in the past week for violating the Taliban’s hijab rules, The Guardian reported.

The girls – who were detained in shopping centres, classes and street markets – were allegedly accused of “spreading and encouraging others to wear a bad hijab” and wearing makeup, the British newspaper added.

Since taking power in Afghanistan in August 2021, the Taliban have further restricted women’s access to education, employment and public spaces. In May 2022, they decreed that women should cover themselves from head to toe, revealing only their eyes.

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