The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, which the West refers to as the Taliban, have announced their long-feared ordinance on the mandatory covering of women in public with either a hijab or a burqa.
The announcement was made in a plan that will be implemented through “encouragement and punishment,” involves a three-strikes rule, and that engages both “guardians” (brothers, fathers,) and a woman’s workplace.
U.S. Ambassador at the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield said she believes the ruling is “unconscionable,” while US special envoy Thomas West tweeted his “deep concern”. European Union Special Envoy for Afghanistan, Tomas Niklasson also brought up the EU’s “concern” over the face-coverings law, which also included the encouragement to create public encouragement to keep women at home, where “their best place” is.