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Afghan women footballers flee Taliban regime for Pakistan

When the Taliban last controlled Afghanistan, from 1996 to 2001, the group applied a radical interpretation of Islamic law that required women to wear the burqa while preventing them from working, going to school. school or appearing in public without male chaperones. Since capturing the country last month, the Taliban have pledged to respect women’s rights, with the caveat that those rights do not contradict the group’s view on culture and religion.

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