US Secretary of State Anthony Blanken has announced new visa restrictions on the Taliban in response to bans on employment and education for women in Afghanistan.
“Today I am imposing additional visa restrictions on current or former members of the Taliban, members of non-state security groups and others,” Antoine Blanken said on Wednesday, according to French news agency AFP.
He said that these sanctions are being imposed on those who are believed to be responsible for denying the rights of women and girls in Afghanistan.
The US Secretary of State added that the Taliban’s restrictions on women include not allowing them to go to university and preventing them from working with NGOs.
He further said that Washington will continue to work with allied countries to make it clear to the Taliban that they will have to pay a heavy price for their actions.
It should be noted that despite the promises made to the world after the Taliban took control of Afghanistan in August 2021, they put restrictions on women.
These restrictions include bans on women working and girls not being educated beyond primary school.
Hibatullah Akhunzada, the supreme leader of the Afghan Taliban, made the full veil mandatory for women.
In the decree issued by Hibatullah Akhonzada, it is said that women should wear a burqa covering themselves from head to toe, which is a traditional and honorable way.
Among the conditions that the international community put forward for international recognition of the Taliban regime was the important demand for girls’ education.
Despite the conditions of the international community, the Taliban have stopped women from working and they are not even allowed to travel without Muharram.
The United Nations has warned that the Taliban’s ban on female aid workers could be a “huge blow” to vital humanitarian aid projects.
After the arrival of the Taliban, the economic situation in Afghanistan is very bad as the aid funds were also stopped by the aid agencies.