Women Wearing Hijab

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Taliban Issues A "Final & Non-Negotiable" Order For Female TV Anchors To Cover Their Faces On Air

Taliban authorities in Afghanistan have mandated that all-female TV presenters cover their faces while on air. The Taliban's Virtue and Vice Ministry, as well as the Information and Culture Ministry, issued the directive. The order was described as  “final and non-negotiable." Several female broadcasters and presenters have shared photographs of themselves wearing face masks while delivering shows on social media. 

Thu, 19 May 2022 - 08:02 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Taliban, Women, Afghanistan, tv anchors, Kabul

Courtesy: Hindustan times

Afghanistan

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Taliban Receives Backlash For Dissolving Human Rights Commission

The Taliban government has dissolved the Human Rights Commission amid growing concerns over the grave human rights situation in Afghanistan. Rights activists condemned the decision saying that this institution abolished by the Taliban was not perfect, but it mattered enormously to have a place to demand justice. The Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions had 120 member countries in April, but they will have to remove… read-more

Wed, 18 May 2022 - 09:07 AM / by SARANNYA ACHARYA

Tags: Afghanistan, Human Rights, award human rights activist, Taliban, Afghanistan Human Rights

Courtesy: ANI

Women Wearing Hijab

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Taliban government Orders UN Female Staff In Afghanistan To Wear Hijab While Reporting To Work

Female staff employees of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan have been ordered to wear the hijab by the Taliban-led administration. The Ministry for the Propagation of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice's staff will stand outside the UN headquarters to "monitor if hijab is used or not." If a female employee is spotted without a hijab, they will "politely" remind them that it is compulsory outdoors.

Wed, 18 May 2022 - 09:00 AM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Taliban, taliban government, UNAMA, Hijab, Staff

Courtesy: Zee News

K Surendran, CM Pinarayi Vijayan

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Kerala BJP Attacks CM Vijayan Over Muslim Girl Humiliation Incident; 'State Talibanized'

K Surendran, the state unit president of the Bharatiya Janata Party, slammed the Left Democratic Front (LDF) administration's silence on the matter of a Muslim girl being humiliated on stage in Malappuram. "Kerala is moving towards the ideology followed by Taliban with the help and knowledge of the Chief Minister," he said. He further stated that the Kerala government is assisting terrorists under the leadership of CM Pinarayi Vijayan. 

Sat, 14 May 2022 - 10:24 AM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Kerala, BJP, LDF, Taliban, Terrorists

Courtesy: Republic world

Danish Siddiqui

Photo: The Times of India

Late Photojournalist Danish Siddiqui Receives 2nd Pulitzer Award

Famous photojournalist Danish Siddiqui, who died while covering the Afghanistan-Taliban war in 2021, has been honored with the prestigious Pulitzer Prize 2022.  He is amongst the four Indians, who received the prestigious award in the field of journalist under the feature photo category, showcasing  "images of COVID's toll in India.  Besides Siddiqui, Adnan Abidi, Sanna Irshad Mattoo, and Amit Dave won the award, announced on May 9.

Tue, 10 May 2022 - 04:30 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Pulitzer Award, journalist, Danish siddiqui, Afghanistan, Taliban

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Photo: AFP/Torsten Blackwood

Taliban Mandates Face-Coverings For Women In Public

On May 7, the Taliban announced yet another decree for women. The Taliban has now mandated face-coverings for women in public. The group stressed that women must cover their faces in public, and recommended the use of burqas. The Taliban has banned men and women from visiting parks at the same time. The group has also imposed travel restrictions on women.

Sat, 07 May 2022 - 08:46 PM / by Varun Das

Tags: Taliban, Burqa, Women, face covering, Afghanistan

Courtesy: Reuters/TOI

Blast

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Blast Leaves 5 Dead & Several Others Injured At Mosque In Afghanistan

A blast at the Shi'ite mosque in Afghanistan's Mazar-e-Sharif has left five dead, and several others injured. The spokesperson for the provincial health authority Zia Zendani, has shared that as many as fifty people have been injured in  the explosion. The blast has come just days after another tragic attack in western Kabul. The Shi'ite community has occasionally come under attack from the Sunni militants in the country.

Thu, 21 Apr 2022 - 07:04 PM / by Varun Das

Tags: Afghanistan, Kabul, Taliban, Attack, World news

Courtesy: NDTV

Kabul explosion

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Explosions At Kabul High School Kill 6 People, Leaves Several Injured

A training center and the Abdul Rahim Shahid high school in the western Dasht-i-Barchi area of Kabul were hit by three explosions, leaving several injured and killing six people, on April 19.  Although no one claimed the responsibility for the attack, Sunni militants group of Islamic are suspected to attack Shia people in Kabul. Notably, the fight between the Taliban and Islamic State is fighting over control of territory.

Tue, 19 Apr 2022 - 02:15 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: explosion, Taliban, kabul High School, Islamic States, Afghanistan

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Photo: AFP

Pakistan Airstrikes In Afghanistan Leave Several Dead

Pakistan airstrikes in the Kunar and Khost provinces of Afghanistan have left several civilians dead. The Afghan officials in Khost shared that the Pakistani aircraft had targeted the Mir Safar and Pesa Mila areas. Neither the Pakistani government, nor the Taliban, has commented on the airstrikes yet. The Pakistani media has, however, reported that the strikes were aimed at the Tehreek-e-Taliban and Islamist militant groups in the region.

Sun, 17 Apr 2022 - 09:30 AM / by Varun Das

Tags: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Taliban, Air Strikes, Pakistan Government

Courtesy: ANI

Afghan Men

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Taliban Govt Assures To Create Employment Opportunities, Announces 2 Projects

The Taliban government in Afghanistan will create employment opportunities in the country, assured Afghanistan's Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, on April 15. The Ministry then stated that employment opportunities will be created through TAPI (Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India) and Qush Tepae Canal projects. The move comes after Afghanistan witnesses extreme spike in the unemployment rate after the new Taliban government was… read-more

Fri, 15 Apr 2022 - 04:59 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: Taliban, Afghanistan, Kabul, Employment Opportunity, Unemployment

Courtesy: ANI