Taliban further restricts rights of Afghanistan women – BBC News

Taliban further restricts rights of afghanistan women - bbc news

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In Afghanistan, an increasing number of restrictions have been imposed on women by the Taliban government.

In the past month, women have been banned from parks, gyms and swimming pools.

Girls have been barred from secondary schools in most parts of the country and women are restricted from working in some sectors.

A Taliban spokesman defended the restrictions, saying Islamic laws were not being followed.

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Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south; Iran to the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north; and China to the northeast.

Occupying 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi), it is a mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest. Kabul is the capital and largest city. The population is around 32 million, composed mostly of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks.

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