America imposes visa sanctions on Taliban

The United States (US) Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Friday announced imposing visa sanctions on Taliban, due to their anti-women practices in Afghanistan.

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Women in Afghanistan have recently been barred from working for non-governmental organizations (NGO) and entering educational institutions.

Up to this point, the Taliban’s activities have constrained north of 1,000,000 school-matured Afghan young ladies and young ladies out of the study hall, with additional ladies out of colleges and incalculable Afghan ladies out of the labor force.

In a statement, Antony Blinken talked about limiting the visas of current or former Taliban members, non-state security group members, and others.

These visa restrictions, enacted under Section 212(a)(3)(C) (“3C”) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, may also apply to those individuals’ immediate families.

He went on to say that restrictions will ensure that the Taliban will be punished severely for their unethical behavior toward women.

It is important to note that the Afghan Taliban’s supreme leader, Hibatullah Akhundzada, had made it a requirement for women to wear burqas.

The United Nations warned that the Taliban’s prohibition of female aid workers could be a “huge blow” to essential humanitarian aid projects.

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