Kunar [Afghanistan]March 5 (ANI): The Taliban arrested two local singers during a wedding ceremony in Kunar province and humiliated them by hanging their musical instruments around their necks and punishing them.
Taking to Twitter, Payk Media, a media outlet based in Afghanistan, said: “The Taliban arrested two local singers during a wedding ceremony in Kunar province and hung their musical instruments around their necks and punished them”.
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In mid-January, in a similar incident, the Taliban burned a musical instrument in front of a musician in Afghanistan’s Paktia province. A video was posted by an Afghan journalist showing this cruelty 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”.
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“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.
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.
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. (ANI)
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