Employees in the Afghan capital Kabul replaced signs for the country’s ladies’s ministry with those for the Taliban’s ethical police on Friday, as female previous workers of the division stated they had actually been locked out of the structure.
A sign for the structure was covered by a replacement in a combination of Dari as well as Arabic, checking out “Ministries of Prayer and also Support and the Promo of Virtue and Prevention of Vice” on Friday, according to photos and also Reuters witnesses.
Women workers claimed they had actually been trying ahead to help numerous weeks only to be told to go back to their houses, according to video clips shot outside the building seen by Reuters.
The gates of the building were ultimately locked on Thursday, one of the women stated.
A man strolls past an entry gateway of the Ministry for the Promotion of Virtue as well as Avoidance of Vice in Kabul on September 17.– AFP
” I am the only breadwinner in my family members,” claimed a second woman, that also claimed she operated in the department. “When there is no ministry, what should a Covering woman do?”
Taliban spokesmen did not react to ask for discuss Friday.
When the Taliban, who seized control of Afghanistan last month amidst the chaos complying with the withdrawal of US soldiers, were last in power from 1996-2001, girls were not enabled to go to school and females were banned from work and education and learning.
During that duration its Ministry for Promotion of Merit and also Prevention of Vice came to be called the team’s moral cops, applying its analysis of Sharia that consisted of a rigorous dress code as well as public implementations and floggings.
A listing of cabinet posts introduced by the Taliban on September 7 included an acting priest for the promotion of virtue as well as avoidance of vice and also made no reference of a females’s preacher, however the team did not confirm the department had actually been dissolved.
A senior Taliban leader said earlier this week that women would certainly not be allowed to operate in federal government ministries with males.