Taliban Bars Men And Teenagers From Training Together At Gyms In Herat


In a new restrictive order, the Taliban has barred men from training alongside teenagers (under 18) at bodybuilding and fitness gyms in Herat province.

Local sources said that the group has ordered the bar “because the men would be stimulated” in the presence of teenagers.

Taliban also banned music and display of athletes’ pictures at the gyms.

Meanwhile, Radio Nowruz reported that the provincial Directorate of Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice has warned gymnasiums in the province to abide by the "Islamic laws" at the club or “the club’s trainer will be arrested and sentenced”.

After the fall of Kabul on August 15, 2021, the Taliban imposed many restrictions on various classes in Afghan society.

It has been more than 289 days since the Taliban have prevented Afghan girls from attending secondary schools across the country.

Women have faced restrictions on employment, community presence, and political activities.

In fact, a plan for the separation of men and women socially has been implemented by the Ministry of Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice of the Taliban at universities, restaurants, and parks.

The ministry has also ordered wedding halls to avoid playing music during wedding ceremonies.

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