The Taliban terrorists shot a young girl dead for not wearing a veil, Afghanistan Times reported on Wednesday quoting an official as the Islamist fundamentalist group is trying to reimpose repressive laws in the war-torn region. The terrorists dragged Nazaneen, 21, out of a car while she was on her way to Balkh district centre, according to the report.
The Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid, however, has denied the claims.
The group has intensified its offensive against Afghan security forces and civilians over the last few weeks as foreign troops are completing the withdrawal. The Taliban has insisted on a “genuine Islamic system”, saying it is the only way to ensure women’s rights are in line with cultural tradition and religious rules.
Under the Taliban’s harsh version of Islamic law, girls were banned from school and women accused of crimes such as adultery were stoned to death in stadiums. With the group now reportedly controlling 223 districts, they have reimposed repressive laws that defined their rule from 1996-2001 before they were ousted by a US-led invasion.