Taliban on Tuesday announced a general “amnesty” for everyone in the country and urged women to join the government, days after the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.
Enamullah Samangani, a member of Taliban’s cultural commission, claimed on Afghan state television that women in Afghanistan had no reason to be afraid.
“The Islamic Emirate doesn’t want women to be victims.” He added: “The structure of government is not fully clear, but based on experience, there should be a fully Islamic leadership and all sides should join.”
Mr Samangani said that women “should be in the government structure according to Shariah law”.
Associated Press reported that this marked a departure from the last time the Taliban were in power when women were largely confined to their homes. And those who violated the Taliban’s rules faced flogging in public and execution.