Taliban now bans women’s beauty salons in Kabul and other provinces across Afghanistan

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IBNS: The Taliban government of Afghanistan continued to shock the world as it has now issued a verbal decree to ban women’s beauty salons in Kabul and other provinces across the country.

The Ministry of Vice and Virtue also ordered the Kabul municipality to bring the new decree of the Islamic Emirate’s leader into effect and cancel the licenses of women’s beauty salons, reports Tolo News.

“The men are jobless. When men cannot take care of their families, the women are forced to work in a beauty salon to find a loaf of bread. If they are banned there, what can we do?” Raihan Mubariz, a makeup artist, told the news portal.

“We will not get out of the home if men (of the family) have jobs. What can we do?  We should starve to death, what should we do? You want us to die,” said a makeup artist.

The Taliban issued the latest order after banning girls and women from going to schools, universities and working at NGOs as well as going to public areas such as parks, cinemas and other recreation areas.

The Taliban has been imposing such harsh measures against women ever since it came to power in 2021 after the fall of the previous government.