Aug 17, 2021

Committed to rights of woman under Sharia - Taliban

The Taliban says that they are committed to the rights of women under Sharia [Islamic law].
Speaking during the Taliban's first news conference since taking control of Afghanistan, spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid has said, "[We] are committed to the rights of women under the system of Sharia [Islamic law]."

"They are going to be working shoulder to shoulder with us. We would like to assure the international community that there will be no discrimination."

"We are going to allow women to work and study within our frameworks...Women are going to be very active within our society, within our framework", he has said.

He also says there's an amnesty on all who have worked for foreign powers - "no harm will be done"

"We are committed to the media within our cultural framework," the spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said, adding "But the media should not work against us... They should work for the unity of the nation."

(Excerpts : BBC News)