In an interview with The New York Occasions, Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid confirmed that music in public will as soon as once more be banned in Afghanistan following the group’s fast takeover of the nation in latest weeks.
He additionally addressed the problem of music in public, which was banned in the course of the Taliban’s earlier stint in energy between 1996 and 2001, suggesting it can quickly be prohibited.
“Music is forbidden in Islam,” Mujahid mentioned.
“However we’re hoping that we will persuade individuals to not do such issues, as a substitute of pressuring them,” he mentioned.
Cassette tapes have been destroyed and strung up on timber, based on The Related Press.
An exception was made for some vocal non secular items, nonetheless. Afghan radio and TV stations have been enjoying solely Islamic songs amid the Taliban takeover of the nation.