Taliban tighten restrictions on women newsreaders wearing burqas in Afghanistan
The Taliban is imposing harsh sanctions on Afghanistan. Female newsreaders are required to wear the burqa. Three days ago, the order was issued. Since Sunday, the majority of newsreaders have begun to read the news while wearing burqas.
The Taliban's Ministry of Information and Culture has said unequivocally that the face-covering regulation is final and cannot be changed. Many human rights groups, however, have opposed the measure. However, most news organisations stated that they could not reject the Taliban's stance. Male readers began donning burqas in solidarity with female readers.