After recommending drivers across Afghanistan not to seat women who are not observing hijab, the Ministry of Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice stuck banners on walls and trees across Kabul recommending women to wear hijab.

The placards are first seen across the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday, January 9, 2022.

“Based on the Sharia law, a Muslim woman must observe hijab because this is a commandment of Sharia law.” Reads the notice on banners.

The banners also indicate two portraits showing two different kinds of hijab namely, a black Abaya covering the whole face including eyes, and a full-body blue garment (Burqa) which is a traditional outfit for women in Afghanistan.

Officials of the ministry said that the placards are only to recommend hijab and encourage women to observe hijab and that no one will be allowed to force women to wear hijab.

It comes as women are still not part of the interim cabinet of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan nor are girls allowed to attend high schools and universities.

IEA has always reasoned economic problems for withholding women to go to higher education for the time being.