Taliban says women should not make long taxi journeys without male chaperone | World News


The Taliban has said women in Afghanistan should not be offered long distance taxi services unless they are accompanied by a male chaperone.

The Ministry of Propagation of Virtue and Prevention of Vice told drivers they should not admit women who do not follow a strict Islamic dress code by wearing the hijab.

Women travelling more than 45 miles (72km) should not be offered a ride if they are not accompanied by a close family member, a ministry spokesperson told the AFP news agency on Sunday. He specified it must be a close male relative.

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Taxi drivers were also told not to play music, which the Taliban considers un-Islamic.

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