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Women Stopped From Entering Amusement Parks In Kabul

A Taliban soldier carrying a rifle stands in an amusement park in Kabul. (file photo)

Afghan women were stopped from entering amusement parks in Kabul on November 9 after the Taliban's morality ministry said there would be restrictions on women being able to access public parks. A spokesperson for the Ministry for the Propagation of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice (MPVPV) confirmed that women would be restricted from accessing parks but did not provide further details. It was not clear how widely the restrictions applied or how they affected a previous rule from the MPVPV saying parks, including open-air spaces, must be segregated by gender and certain days would be set aside for women. To read the original story from Reuters, click here.