Taliban to reintroduce strict punishments, including amputations of thieves’ hands

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The Taliban group has vowed to reintroduce strict punishments, including amputations of thieves’ hands in a bid to enforce the rule of law in the country. (Representative image of man’s hand chopped by ISIS)

Mullah Nooruddin Turabi, a leading Taliban leader, informed regarding the group’s intent to bring back the brutal enforcement of law, in an interview with the Associated Press.

Turabi, who will control prisons under the new government led by Taliban, said the group will follow Islam and will implement the rule of law in the light of teachings of Quran.

“Cutting off of hands is very necessary for security,” Turabi said, claiming it was a deterrent to theft and other crime.

Turabi did not elaborate further if the group would implement the punishments in public, something which they performed while ruling Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001.

However, Turabi said the group would allow television, mobile phones, photos and videos.

The Taliban group declared a caretaker government earlier this month, almost three weeks after overrunning Afghanistan.

The latest remarks by the top Taliban leader come as the international community is eagerly is viewing the group’s approach in forming an inclusive government and respecting the rights of women and minority groups.

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