Taliban in Afghanistan

The Taliban has banned the barbers in Afghanistan‘s Helmand province from trimming beards and playing music in their shops.

Taliban police said anyone violating the rule will be punished.

A media report quoted barbers in the capital Kabul as saying that they also received similar orders.

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According to a media report officials from the Ministry of Islamic Orientation at a meeting with representatives of men’s hairdressing salons in the provincial capital, Lashkar Gah, advised against stylish hair and shaving beards.

The order, distributed on social media, also contains a request not to play music or hymns on the premises of hairdressing salons, The Frontier Post reported.

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The Taliban has started re-imposing repressive laws and retrograde policies.

They are imposing laws that defined its 1996-2001 rule when they enforced their version of Islamic Sharia law in Afghanistan.

After their Afghanistan takeover last month, the Taliban have reportedly carried out harsh punishments on opponents.

As per reports, the group’s fighters on Saturday shot dead four alleged kidnappers and their bodies were hung in the streets of Herat province.

In a notice, which is posted on salons in the southern Helmand province, Taliban officers warned that hairdressers must follow Sharia law for haircuts and beards.

The notice reads: “No one has a right to complain.”

A BBC report quoted one barber in Kabul as saying: “The fighters keep coming and ordering us to stop trimming beards,” adding, “One of them told me they can send undercover inspectors to catch us.”

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