Apr 01, 2023
By Jeremy Logan
According to a Taliban representative, a women-run radio station in northeastern Afghanistan was shut down for broadcasting music during the fasting month of Ramadan.
The Taliban restricted access to the majority of television, radio, and newspapers under its prior administration in the late 1990’s.
Since they retook control in August 2021, music has not been officially prohibited.
Afghanistan’s only women-run station is called Sadai Banowan, which translates to “women’s voice” in Dari.
On Saturday the Taliban official said the station broke laws and regulations several times and must accept the rules to reopen.
Station head Najia Sorosh has denied there were any violations, calling the closure a conspiracy.
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