digital desk, Kabul. Taliban Supreme Leader Haibatullah Akhundzada issued a special decree on Friday regarding women’s rights and directed the relevant authorities to take action to protect these rights.
In a statement, Afghan government spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said, “The leadership of the Islamic Emirate encourages all relevant organizations, Ulema-e Karam (scholars) and tribal people to take serious action to enforce women’s rights,” Xinhua news agency reported. gives instructions.
According to the decree, consent of women is necessary during marriage and no one can compel a woman to marry by coercion or coercion.
The concerned officers have been directed to implement the instructions contained in this decree and convey them to the public.
According to the decree, a woman is not an asset, but a noble and free man; No one can give it to anyone in return for a peace settlement or an end to enmity.
The decree states that no one (including his relatives) can marry a widow forcibly and a widow has the right to marry or choose her future.
It further states that a widow has the right of inheritance and definite share in the property of her husband, children, father and relatives and no one can deprive a widow of her right.
The decree said, polygamists (more than one wife) are obliged to grant rights to all women according to Sharia (Islamic) law and to maintain justice among them.
The Taliban leader has directed the Ministry of Information and Culture to publish articles related to women’s rights and also called for proper implementation of the decree.
He also called on the provincial governors and district chiefs to cooperate extensively with the relevant ministries and the Supreme Court in the implementation of the decree.
The security situation in Afghanistan has remained generally calm but uncertain since the takeover of the Taliban in mid-August and the formation of the caretaker government of the Taliban on 7 September.
This decree of the supreme leader of the organization has come to the fore at a time when the Taliban is already on the target of the whole world regarding women’s rights.