The Taliban set fire to a musical instrument in front of an artist

A video taken by an Afghan journalist shows the Taliban burning musical instruments in front of a musician in Afghanistan’s Paktia region, with the musician crying after his instrument was set on fire.

In a viral video shared by renowned Afghanistan journalist Abdulhaq Omeri, a guy with a gun is shown mocking him, while another films his “miserable position”.

“As Local Musician Cries, Taliban Destroy Musician’s Musical Instrument.” In a tweet, Omeri wrote, “This incident happened in #ZazaiArub District #Paktia Province #Afghanistan.

Previously, the Taliban banned the playing of music in automobiles.

Amid the crackdown, the Taliban also ordered the beheading of “mannequins” in clothing stores in Afghanistan’s Herat province, according to the Sputnik news agency, citing Afghan media.

Apart from that, the group had banned live music at weddings and ordered men and women to celebrate in different rooms, the owner of a hotel in Afghanistan told Sputnik in October.

The Taliban are cracking down on ‘mannequins’ used in clothing stores, claiming it is a violation of Sharia law.

Signs of such incidents have begun to reappear on the streets of Kabul.

The Taliban Ministry for Promoting Virtue and Preventing Vice has also issued “religious guidelines” calling on Afghan television stations to stop showing women in dramas and soap operas. Although the group has said these new guidelines may not be implemented, history has shown that the group is committed to implementing its version of harsh sharia law in the country, Dawn News reported.

As the Taliban regained control of Afghanistan after 20 years, experts also believe Afghan women are most likely to face an uncertain future under the terror groups’ rule.

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