Life under the Taliban

Rules and laws

For women

  • Must wear a burqa outside their home.
  • Must wear a burqa inside if a male is present.
  • No schooling for females.
  • Must do all of the household chores.
  • Must not talk or laugh in public.
  • Must not travel on a bus without a man or note authorising permission.

For all

  • No television.
  • No toys.
  • No music.
  • The only books available must be approved by the Taliban.
  • Enemies of the Taliban are put in jail.
  • Protesting is not permitted.
  • All windows must be painted black so that no-one is able to see inside.
  • Photographs are illegal.