Afghan Taliban policy statement on women and media freedom

Afghan Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid announced his policy on women’s rights and media freedom.

During a press conference in Kabul, Zabihullah Mujahid said that the media in Afghanistan is free and all institutions should continue their activities.

During the discussion, he issued 3 suggestions or policy limits related to media and asked for their implementation.

A spokesman for the Afghan Taliban said the first suggestion was that media coverage should not conflict with Islamic values.

“The second suggestion is that media coverage should be neutral. We would welcome criticism,” he said.

In the third proposal, the Taliban spokesman said that nothing should be done on air against national interests in the meantime, the media should promote national brotherhood in Afghanistan.

Talking about women, Zabihullah Majeed said that women’s rights are a serious issue, we assure that all rights will be provided to women within the realm of Islam.

He added that women can continue their activities in keeping with Islamic traditions.

The Taliban spokesman also said that women are allowed to work within the shariah limits, women are an honorable part of our society.

“Our sisters and our women have equal rights. They will work hand in hand with us in education, health and all other areas,” she said.

There will be no discrimination against women but it will be in accordance with Islamic principles.

Zabihullah Mujahid said that every country in the world has its own laws, let the world respect our Shariah laws.

“We will respect the religious beliefs and spiritual values ​​of all Afghans, all citizens will be satisfied, they will be safe,” he said.

A spokesman for the Afghan Taliban said protecting foreign embassies in Kabul was a priority and did not pursue a hostile policy after independence.

He said that the protection of all foreigners in Kabul is our duty, there will be no negligence, all countries including the United States are reassured that Afghan soil will not be used against anyone.

Zabihullah Mujahid said that they offer to establish relations with the world in accordance with international principles.


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