Taliban Crack Down on Barbers: Trimming Beards Now a Criminal Offense
Local sources in Nimruz province have reported that the Taliban’s Department for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice has issued a warning to barbers in Zaranj city, urging them to refrain from shaving their customers’ beards.
According to the sources, the Taliban’s Department for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice in Nimruz issued a warning to all barbers in Zaranj on Monday, May 29, advising them against shaving and trimming their customers’ beards, reducing the length of their hair in Western styles, and displaying “illicit” pictures in their barbershops.
In a notice issued to these barbers, it is stated that the “offenders” who disregard the warning and engage in such activities will face legal consequences starting from Tuesday, May 30, and will not have the right to file complaints.
Some barbers in Nimruz claim that the purpose of the Taliban’s legal pursuit in promoting virtue is to imprison them.
These barbers further state that the restrictions imposed by the Taliban have resulted in a loss of their customers.
It is worth noting that following their seizure of power, the Taliban have imposed numerous restrictions on the social life of citizens in the country.