Afghans barred from taking souvenir photos in Ghor

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Taliban reportedly also demanded full observance of the hijab and warns that violators will be dealt with seriously….reports Asian Lite News

Taliban has barred people from taking souvenir photos in Afghanistan’s Ghor province.

Taliban’s press office in Ghor province issued a statement on Tuesday, saying that no one was allowed to take a souvenir photo under the new order, according to the Afghan media.

As per the order, no one is allowed to cut or shave their beard and take a souvenir photo.

Taliban reportedly also demanded full observance of the hijab and warns that violators will be dealt with seriously.

Over the past six months, the Taliban’s Ministry has imposed harsh restrictions, especially on women, which have provoked strong reactions.

Meanwhile, reports say that killings, kidnappings of businessmen have increased in Afghanistan.

A senior adviser to the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Investment was killed at his home in the capital city of Kabul. According to reports, unidentified people shot him dead on March 8.

Apart from it, media reports indicate that Taliban have severely tortured a local journalist named Malouf Ashrafi.

The media survey comes as journalists have been accusing the Taliban of censoring, beating, intimidating, and threatening them while covering stories especially outdoor ones, reported The Khaama Press.

According to some media-supporting organizations, over 70 per cent of media outlets halted their operations since the Islamic Emirate swept into power, reported Tolo News.

Businessmen suffer

A senior adviser to the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Investment was killed at his home in the capital city of Kabul, according to media reports.

According to reports, unidentified people shot him dead on March 8.

Expressing concern, the Chamber of Commerce in Afghanistan said that “killings and kidnappings of businessmen have increased in the country”

“Mohammad Daud Musa, senior adviser to the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Investment, was killed by unknown gunmen near his home in Kabul yesterday. The Chamber of Commerce says killings and kidnappings of businessmen have increased in Afghanistan,” a local media outlet said in a Tweet.

Meanwhile, there are reports that head of the federation has been abducted by some unknown gunmen along with his brother in Kabul last Sunday.

“Power lifting federation officials say that Khawja Mir Mujahid, head of the federation has been disappeared since Sunday this week. Reportedly unknown gunmen abducted Mujahid and his brother from the PD-15 area in northern #Kabul city,” a media report said.

Apart from it, media reports indicate that Taliban have severely tortured a local journalist named Malouf Ashrafi.

Afghanistan is ranked 122nd out of 180 countries in the latest World Press Freedom Index which RSF issued in April 2021. (ANI)

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