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Taliban Will Have To Follow True Sharia Law: Mehbooba Mufti

BP World Bureau | Sep 09 2021 09:09:04 AM
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SRINAGAR: Mehbooba Mufti said that the Taliban must follow true Sharia (Islamic law) which guarantees the rights of all, including women.

Jammu and Kashmir's Peoples Democratic Party president put forward her views less than a month after the radical fundamentalist group took over the control of Afghanistan following the US's departure. 

Taliban swept across Afghanistan last month, seizing control of almost all key towns and cities and unveiled a hardline interim government led by Mullah Mohammad Hasan Akhund.

"Its image in the first time in power was that of anti-human rights. If it wants to govern Afghanistan, it will have to follow the true Sharia law as laid down in the Quran," she said.

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The Taliban has been feared for its anti-women and minorities rights. Under their regime, girls above 8 years of age will be denied the right to schooling. 

So far, women soldiers, journalists, athletes, etc have been denied their rights. Female teachers have been banned from teaching male students. 

Women's images from public spaces have been removed by men. Female protestors have been whipped by the Taliban. 

There are also concerns about forced marriages of unmarried women, divorcees, and widows.