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Taliban govt annuls divorces, forces women to return to abusive husbands

The Taliban government adheres to an austere interpretation of Islam and has imposed severe restrictions on women's lives that the United Nations (UN) called "gender-based apartheid"


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In a fresh blow to the women in Afghanistan, couple of days ahead of International Women’s Day, reports by AFP, suggest that the Taliban regime is forcing women to go back to their abusive husbands. 

They are being forced to return to their husbands they had divorced. 

The AFP talked about an Afghani woman, Marwa, a domestic abuse victim. She was one of a small number of women who, under the previous US-backed government, were granted legal separation in Afghanistan. 

However, Marwa has now resorted to hiding with her eight children as the Taliban government forces her to reunite with her husband. 

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First Published: Mar 06 2023 | 10:34 PM IST

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