The Taliban showcasing yet another hardline aspect of their rule ordered airlines in Afghanistan to stop lone women from boarding flights unless accompanied by a male relative, sources said.
This comes as a big blow for all the women of the land ruled by extremists.
Moreover, this is in line with what they call the strictest interpretation of Islamic law.
Earlier this week saw shutdown of all girls’ secondary schools; just hours after reopening for the first time since they came to power in August.
The latest ruling from the extremists dictates airlines to stop boarding women if they are travelling alone.
Lone women cant board flights in Afghanistan
This decision was reached in a meeting on Thursday between the Taliban reps, the two airlines and airport immigration authorities.
Since they returned to power, many curbs on women’s freedoms have also been reintroduced.
However, as per the Ministry for Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice they have not issued any directive banning women from taking flights alone.
But a letter from a senior official of Ariana Afghan to the airline’s staff, a copy of which was accessed by AFP, confirmed this news.
“No women are allowed to fly on any domestic or international flights without a male relative,” it reads.
Several thousands of girls had gone back to sit in the classes on Wednesday but soon the schools were closed again.
YOU MAY ALSO WATCH:
ALSO READ | India At UN Draws Attention Towards Terrorism And Drug Trafficking Threats From Taliban