Taliban bans women from flying without male counterpart
Kabul : Disallowing women from taking up basic services is nothing less than a nightmare. The trauma is being faced by females of Afghanistan.
In a new set of rules, Taliban has announced that a woman can only board a domestic or international flight if she is accompanied by a male partner.
It has been learned that Sunday was the last day when a lone woman passenger could board a flight in the nation.
The new rule comes days after Taliban took a U-turn on their decision of education for women and banned women from entering secondary schools.
The Taliban say they have changed since their previous rule from 1996 to 2001 in which they barred women from education, work or leaving the house without a male relative. They say they are allowing women their rights in accordance with Islamic law and Afghan culture.
Several Afghan women and right groups have expressed their displeasure on the decision.