The Taliban has implemented yet another gender segregation plan in the western Herat province. According to the new rule, men are not permitted to dine with family members in family restaurants, Khaam Press reported citing sources in Herat province.
As per reports, the rule of the Ministry for Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice applies “even if they are husband and wife.”
Soon after the report, an Afghan woman revealed the manager of a Herat restaurant told her to sit separately from her husband.
Riazullah Seerat, a Taliban official at the Ministry for Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, said that the ministry has issued a directive requiring Herat’s public parks to be gender-segregated, with men and women authorized to attend only on separate days.
“We told women to go to parks on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday,” he continued. “The other days are set aside for males to visit for leisure and exercise.”