The leadership of the Afghan Taliban has ordered all Afghan women to wear burqas in public, according to the Ministry of Evil and Virtue.
The move on Saturday caused similar restrictions for women during the previous tough Taliban rule between 1996 and 2001.
“We want our sisters to live with dignity and security,” said Khalid Hanafi, acting minister of the Taliban’s ministry of vice and virtue.
Earlier, the Taliban decided not to open schools for girls over 6th grade, abandoning the previous promise and deciding to calm their tough base by further alienating the international community.
The decision thwarted the Taliban’s efforts to gain recognition from potential international donors at a time when the country was mired in a worsening humanitarian crisis.
The international community has called on Taliban leaders to rebuild schools.