Taliban ban barbers from trimming beards in Helmand | Daily News

Taliban ban barbers from trimming beards in Helmand

New diktat: All girls to solemnise marriage after attaining age of 20 years
A barber waits for customers at his shop in Herat, Afghanistan on September 19, 2021
A barber waits for customers at his shop in Herat, Afghanistan on September 19, 2021

AFGHANISTAN: The Taliban have banned hairdressers in Afghanistan's Helmand Province from shaving or trimming beards, a media report said.

"The Taliban have banned stylish hairstyles and shaving beards in Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan," The The Frontier Post reported citing the Taliban's letter.

The publication further stated that officials from the Ministry of Islamic Orientation, at a meeting with representatives of men's hairdressing salons in the provincial capital, Lashkar Gah, advised against styling hair and shaving beards.

The order, distributed on social networks, also contains a request not to play music or hymns on the premises of hairdressing salons, The Frontier Post reported.

Meanwhile, After leaving out the women leaders from induction in the interim Cabinet in Kabul, the Taliban has now issued a diktat asking all girls in that country to solemnize marriage after attaining the age of 20 years in line with the Sharia laws.

Widows below 35 years of age whose husbands were killed during the previous regime must register their names with the local Taliban leaders who would facilitate their marriage with the Mujahideens.

In order to strengthen Islamic ethics, all girls above 20 years will need to get married, according to a written order of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan All parents are requested that girls aged 18 years and wish to attend universities need to marry so that they can go to the campuses with their husbands. According to the order, these measures have been issued to strengthen Islamic laws. The Taliban has also asked all women to refrain from joining any office till a decision in this regard is taken by the outfit. Experts termed the move as retrograde and inhuman.

- INDIA TODAY


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