By: Rukhshana Media
The Taliban’s directorate of Propagation of Virtue and Prevention of Vice in Kandahar launched a campaign, installing billboards around the city to encourage women to wear proper hijab, and calling those women, who don’t wear burqas or Arabic head-to-toe black cover, “animals.”
“Muslim women who does not observe hijab are trying to look like animals,” reads a billboard installed on a roadside in Kandahar city. “Short, tight and thin clothes are not considered as hijab.”
“The Muslim sister should consider hijab as an obligation upon them by God, not a restriction,” the text on the billboard adds.
The Taliban’s hijab restrictions in conservative Kandahar have been criticized widely because most women already wore burqas in the province even before the Taliban came to power.
The campaign to encourage women to wear hijab in Kandahar is “nothing more than a joke,” said a female Kandahar resident, who spoke on condition that we don’t use her name. “Because you do not see a woman without a burqa in Kandahar city.”