UN concerned over Taliban arrests of Afghan women and girls for alleged Islamic headscarf violations

The United Nations mission in Afghanistan said Thursday it was deeply concerned by recent arbitrary arrests and detentions by the Taliban government of women and girls for allegedly violating dress codes regarding the Islamic headscarf, or hijab.

The mission said it was looking into claims of ill treatment of women and extortion in exchange for their release, and warned that physical violence and detentions were demeaning and dangerous.

The Taliban said last week that female police officers have been taking women into custody for wearing “bad hijab.”

The shit done in the name of religion and patriarchal hegemony is ever gobsmacking.