Explainer: what is shariah law and what version of it is the Taliban likely to implement?

Explainer: what is shariah law and what version of it is the Taliban likely to implement?


With the world still in shock over the Taliban’s lightning-fast takeover of Afghanistan, Afghan people, especially women, wonder what kind of life awaits the nation. When pressed about preserving the rights of women, a Taliban spokesperson said the Taliban would not discriminate against women and would give them their rights “within the bounds of shariah”.

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