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Taliban unveil new rules banning women from appearing in TV dramas

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Female journalists and presenters are also required to wear headscarves when on television, though the guidelines do not specify which type of covering should be worn.

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Eight new Taliban rules have been issued to Afghan television channels in one of the most recent order of Taliban guidelines.

They include the prohibition of films that are regarded to be against Sharia – or Islamic – law and Afghan values, as well as video of men exposing intimate body parts.

Comedy and entertainment shows that are offensive to Afghans or insult their religion are also prohibited.

Foreign films that promote foreign cultural values should not be broadcast, according to the Taliban.

Before the rule, Afghan television channels used to show mostly foreign dramas with lead female characters.

In mid-August, the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, and many fear that they are gradually imposing harsh restrictions in the country that was formerly under democratic rule.

Following the departure of US and allied forces, the militant Islamist group took control and ordered girls and young women to stay home from school.

Women were barred from education and the workplace during their previous rule in the 1990s.

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Mark Andura

Written by Mark Andura

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