A women-run radio station in Afghanistan has been close down for taking part in track all through the holy month of Ramadan, a Taliban authentic said on Saturday.
The radio station is called Sada-e-Banowan, because of this women folk’s voice in Dari Persian, and it’s Afghanistan’s best women-run station situated in Faizabad, in Badakhshan province in northeast Afghanistan. Officers from the Taliban’s Directorate of Knowledge and Tradition and Directorate of Promotion of Distinctive feature and Prevention of Vice arrived on the station on 30 March and shuttered it.
The officers accused the radio station of illegally airing track all through the holy month of Ramzan. Moezuddin Ahmadi, the director for Knowledge and Tradition in Badakhshan province, stated the station violated the “regulations and rules of the Islamic Emirate” a number of instances through broadcasting songs and track all through Ramzan and used to be shuttered as a result of the breach.
“If this radio station accepts the coverage of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and offers a make sure that it’ll now not repeat the sort of factor once more, we will be able to permit it to function once more,” Ahmadi added.
On the other hand, the radio station has denied any violation of Taliban laws, announcing that the allegations are false. “We’ve got now not broadcast any more or less track,” Station head Najia Sorosh stated. She alleged that it used to be a conspiracy in opposition to the station for the station’s techniques that specialize in women folk’s training and task alternatives in Badakhshan.
Najia Sorosh stated that the officers from the Ministry of Knowledge and Tradition and the Vice and Distinctive feature Directorate arrived on the station at 11:40 a.m. on Thursday and close it down. She added that the ministry has now not supplied any more knowledge in regards to the closure.
Radio Sada e Banowan used to be established in 2014 and it’s owned through Afghan feminine journalist Najla Shirzad. Native Taliban officers allowed the radio station to restart operations after taking up energy within the nation. The station has 8 workers, and 6 of them are women folk.