The Taliban have ordered that hair and beauty salons should cease operations in the latest restriction faced by women in Afghanistan.
A spokesman of the country’s Vice and Virtue Ministry said businesses have been given one month to comply, starting from July 2 when they were first informed of the move.
This was one of the anti-woman’s moves the Taliban had engaged in which have continually shrunk women’s freedoms since the Taliban seized power in 2021.
They have restricted teenage girls and women from classrooms, gyms and parks, and most recently even banned them from working for the United Nations.
Reacting to the new decision, an Afghan woman speaking anonymously said the Taliban do not have any political plan other than focusing on women’s bodies, they are trying to eliminate women at every level of public life.