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Video: Women whipped in Afghanistan for going to shop without male guardian

Dec 04, 2022 11:18 AM IST

Afghanistan: Last week, three women and 11 men were flogged following the orders of an Afghan court.

A woman in Afghanistan was seen being brutally flogged in public for allegedly flouting the Taliban's conservative rule that prohibits women from going to shops without a male guardian, in an almost two-minute video clip, posted on Twitter by a user named Shabnam Nasimi.

Afghanistan: The woman can be seen being whipped.(Twitter)
Afghanistan: The woman can be seen being whipped.(Twitter)

The news was reported in 2018. However, the video is being widely shared on social media. Hindustan Times cannot independently verify the video.

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"The women of Afghanistan are experiencing hell on earth under Taliban regime. We mustn't turn a blind eye," Shabnam Nasimi wrote along with the video.

Last week, three women and 11 men were flogged following the orders of an Afghan court after they were found guilty of theft and "moral crimes", it was reported.

Read more: Taliban admits whipping 19, including women, 39 times each for ‘crimes’

Those being punished received between 21 and 39 lashes each, after being convicted in a local court of theft and adultery, reports said adding that hundreds of people attended the lashings and a ban was imposed on taking photos and video.

The resumption of the practice underscored the Taliban's intention of sticking to their strict interpretation of Islamic law, or Sharia. Supreme leader Hibatullah Akhundzada also ordered judges last month to fully enforce aspects of Islamic law that include public executions and floggings.

The Taliban carried out punishments in public during their first rule that ended in late 2001.

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