The Taliban will now target the mute “mannequins” used in clothing stores as their use is a breach of the Shariah law.
The Directorate of Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (DPVPV) has passed this order and now the shopkeepers are in dismay.
Shopkeepers of the Herat province in Afghanistan are distressed and reportedly said that the mannequins are their only possession. They said that they have paid $100-$200 for the mannequins.
The shopkeepers were first asked to get rid of the entire mannequins however when they complained that this ban will affect their already struggling business, the rule was changed, Sputnik reported.
Prior to this, DPVPV also advised drivers to not transport women who are not wearing Hijab. Taliban regime is taking repressive steps against women and the condition of women has deteriorated ever since the takeover. Restrictions have been put in place for women in work and education.
They are also not allowed to travel alone for more than 72 km from their homes unless they are escorted by a male guardian.
When Afghanistan fell to the Taliban in August 2021, the Taliban made a pledge to introduce “reforms”. This is contrary to what is unfolding in the country.