AFGHANISTAN’S notorious Department for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, which was set up by the Taliban to enforce bans on women doing anything from working to wearing nail varnish or laughing out loud, is to be re-created by the government in Kabul.This does not bode well for the liberty of the people of Afghanistan.
The decision has provoked an outcry among women and human rights activists who fear a return to the days when religious police patrolled the streets, beating or arresting any woman who was not properly covered by a burqa or accompanied by a male relative.
Monday, July 24, 2006
Women's rights endangered in Afghanistan
From Times (via Butterflies and Wheels)
Posted by Hume's Ghost at 7/24/2006