Taliban people burned a musical instrument in front of a musician in Afghanistan’s Paktia province, a video posted by an Afghan journalist shows, in which the musician was seen crying after his instrument was set on fire.
A viral video posted by Abdulhaq Omeri, a veteran journalist from Afghanistan, also shows a man with a gun laughing at him, while another made a video of his “miserable condition”.
“Taliban burn musician’s musical instrument while local musician is crying. This incident happened in #ZazaiArub district #Paktia province #Afghanistan,” Omeri said in a tweet.
—Abdulhaq Omeri (@AbdulhaqOmeri) January 15, 2022
Previously, the Taliban banned music in vehicles.
Apart from that, the group had banned live music at weddings and ordered men and women to celebrate in different rooms, the owner of a hotel in Afghanistan told Sputnik in October.
Amid the crackdown, the Taliban also ordered the beheading of “mannequins” in clothing stores in Afghanistan’s Herat province, according to the Sputnik news agency, citing Afghan media.
The Taliban are cracking down on ‘mannequins’ used in clothing stores, claiming it is a violation of Sharia law.
Signs of such incidents have begun to reappear on the streets of Kabul. The Taliban Ministry for Promoting Virtue and Preventing Vice has also issued “religious guidelines” calling on Afghan television stations to stop showing women in dramas and soap operas.
Although the group has said these new guidelines may not be implemented, history has shown that the group is committed to implementing its version of harsh sharia law in the country, Dawn News reported.
As the Taliban regained control of Afghanistan after 20 years, experts also believe Afghan women are most likely to face an uncertain future under the terror groups’ rule.
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