Taliban require female Afghan TV presenters to cover their faces on air

It seems that the Taliban will only rest after ensuring that all Afghan women have been stripped of their rights and dignity. In their latest diktat, they have required female TV presenters to cover their faces while on air.

The new ruling, which will come into force from May 21, has been slammed by social media users worldwide. This latest regressive step comes just two weeks after the Taliban regime made it mandatory for women to cover themselves from head to toe.

“How can I read the news with my mouth covered? I don’t know what to do now – I must work, I am the breadwinner of my family,” an Afghan TV presenter told the BBC.

According to a spokesman for the Taliban’s Ministry for the Prevention of Vice and Promotion of Virtue, the ruling is just an “advice.” It is not clear if action will be taken against those who do not comply with the decree.