The Taliban says it has incinerated musical instruments it seized in recent months in Kabul city and some other provinces.
The Ministry of Propagation of Virtue and Prevention of Vice tweeted on July 19 that the equipment had been destroyed in accordance with Islamic Shara law.
It claimed music had caused “corruption” and “the loss of our youth and the decline of society.”
The Taliban strongly opposes most music, believing musical instruments to be evil devices forbidden under Islamic law.
The administration has already banned citizens from playing or listening to music with the exception of the Taliban’s own songs and rhymes.
Earlier this week, 20 people from a wedding party in the Noabad area of Ghazni city were arrested for playing music.
Radio stations have been forbidden to broadcast music. A few months ago, the Vice and Virtue department in Badakhshan Province temporarily halted Saday-e-Zan Radio or the Voice of Women Radio in Badakhshan Province for breaching the order.