Afghanistan: Taliban Bans Women From Appearing On Television Dramas

The Taliban, which refers to itself as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has made a new rule that will stop women from appearing in TV dramas in Afghanistan.

The rule is amongst the religious guidelines issued to local media on Sunday, November 21st. A high profiled Afghan journalist, Anisa Shaheed confirmed the directive via her Twitter handle.

She wrote: “The Taliban’s new restrictions on the media on how to wear the hijab of female journalists, women’s clothing and women’s work, how to broadcast movies and TV series, entertainment programs and how to wear men’s clothing.”

The rule which stops women from appearing in TV shows and movies was first introduced when the Taliban was in power from 1996 to 2001. The Taliban seized power in mid-August after the departure of US and allied forces and are gradually imposing harsh rules in the country which was under democratic rule.

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