The US State Department deputy spokesperson, Vedant Patel, expressed deep concern on Monday regarding the Taliban regime’s treatment of women in Afghanistan.
Patel emphasized that the Taliban’s actions, particularly regarding women’s rights and basic human rights, are unacceptable to the United States.
The US has taken measures to prevent the current regime of the Taliban from accessing humanitarian aid, Patel stated.
Recently, concerns have been raised about the Taliban’s control over humanitarian aid, with fears that it may be diverted for their purposes rather than reaching those in need.
Meanwhile, UNAMA released a report on Monday, revealing that the Taliban had arrested a significant number of women and girls, mainly from the Hazara region of Dasht-e-Barchi and some in Khair Khana, for not observing the hijab as per Sharia law.
The Taliban reacted strongly to the UNAMA report, claiming it insulted the nation’s beliefs.
Since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, they have imposed strict measures, particularly confining women to their homes and erasing their presence from the public sphere.
Patel informed reporters that the United States has implemented various measures to ensure that US humanitarian aid and taxpayer money do not end up in the hands of the Taliban.
The United Nations has confirmed that the money donated to the organization by the world is in its accounts, and the Taliban does not have access to it.