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Taliban Bans Forced Marriage Of Women

In a surprising move, the Taliban has decreed to ban forced marriages of women in Afghanistan. The decree issued by the Taliban’s reclusive chief Hibatullah Akhunzada states that women should not be treated as ‘property’ and that their consent is mandatory for marriages. In a move that bodes well for women’s rights in Afghanistan, forced marriages have now been banned by the Taliban. Kabul, December 3, 2021: The famously reclusive Hibatullah Akhunzada, the Supreme Leader of the Taliban, issued a decree on Friday stating that the Taliban henceforth bans forced marriages of women. The decree that was just one of the surprisingly progressive announcements made on Friday, was not quite clear on the minimum age for marriage (previously it was 16 years). The decree was issued by the Talib...

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Afghans Suffer As Food Crisis Deepens Under Taliban: Report

As per the reports from International Forum for Rights and Security (IFFRAS), a Canada-based think tank, Afghanistan is facing food crisis. The reports said that 95% of Afghans do not have enough food. Ever since the Taliban rule, the condition of Afghanistan has been worsening, as they do not have enough funds to procure food and provide other essentials. 95% of Afghans do not have enough food- IFFRAS reports "There are reports that 95 percent of Afghans do not have enough food to eat while half of the population is expected to face acute levels of hunger as winter sets in early November," IFFRAS said. The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has released a report stating that the lives and livelihoods of people have been severely affected due to a number of reasons including drought, Co...

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Afghanistan Updates: Taliban On A Rehab Spree For Homeless Drug Addicts

Ever since Taliban have claimed the rule over Afghanistan, the country is facing a myriad of changes. Now they are on a mission to free the country from drug addicts, even forcibly. Hundreds of homeless men from various area, like under the bridges, amidst the garbage area were addicted to Heroin and methamphetamines. They have been raided by the Taliban and sent to rehabilitation centres. Pictures captured by Associated Press show defaulters waiting for their detoxification test at Avicenna Medical Hospital for Drug Treatment in Kabul, Afghanistan. Afghanis consume Heroin in Kabul Afghanistan has been a hub of meth producers and exporters leading to a large proportion of drug abuse in the country itself. Taliban recognise drug addicts as a stain on the Islamic community according ...

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Afghanistan: Will The Dreams Of Afghani Girls Under Taliban’s Rule Shatter?

On 15th August 2021, The Taliban, an Islamist fundamentalist movement took over the control of Afghanistan by conquering its capital, Kabul. This has turned the functioning of the Afghan government upside down. Taliban’s encounter and their extreme interpretation of Islamic sharia law have severely impacted the lives of young girls and women in Afghanistan. Taliban has not only restricted women to work across the country, but also excluded girls from school during the year 1996-2001 when they held power over roughly three-quarters of Afghanistan. After the U.S led invasion toppled Taliban rule in 2001, girls began attending schools and universities and the female literacy rate has reached 30 percent by 2018. But now everyone fears if the history repeats again. Because the girls of s...

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