Taliban burned a musical instrument for a musician in Afghanistan’s Paktia province, according to a video posted by an Afghan journalist showing the musician crying after his instrument was set on fire.
A viral video posted by Abdulhaq Omeri, a senior journalist from Afghanistan, also shows a man with a gun making fun of him while another was making a video of his “wretched condition.”
“The Taliban burn a musician’s musical instrument while the local musician cries. This incident happened in #ZazaiArub District #Paktia Province #Afghanistan,” Omeri said in a tweet.
— Abdulhaq Omeri (@AbdulhaqOmeri) January 15, 2022
Previously, the Taliban have banned music in vehicles.
Aside from that, the group had banned live music at weddings and ordered men and women to celebrate in different halls, a hotel owner in Afghanistan told Sputnik in October.
Amid the crackdown, the Taliban have also ordered the beheading of “mannequins” in clothing stores in Afghanistan’s Herat province, the Sputnik News Agency said, citing Afghan media outlets.
Taliban crack down on “mannequins” used in clothing stores, saying it violates Sharia law.
Signs of such incidents are resurfacing on the streets of Kabul. The Taliban’s Ministry for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice had also issued “religious directives” calling on Afghan TV channels to stop showing women in dramas and soap operas.
While the group had said that these new guidelines may not be implemented, history has shown the group’s determination to implement their version of hard Sharia law in the country, Dawn News reported.
With the Taliban once again taking control of Afghanistan after 20 years, experts also believe Afghan women are most likely to face an uncertain future under the terrorist group’s regime.
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