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Cutting off hands essential, executions would resume: Taliban leader Mullah Nooruddin Turabi

Mullah Nooruddin Turabi, one of the top enforcers of the strict interpretation of Islamic law, told The Associated Press that executions and amputations would resume shortly because the regulations must be obeyed.

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Kabul, First Published Sep 24, 2021, 5:11 PM IST
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While the world waits to watch how the ostensibly "reformed" Taliban govern Afghanistan, one of the movement's founders has stated that executions and harsh penalties would resume shortly but be avoided in public. Mullah Nooruddin Turabi, one of the top enforcers of the strict interpretation of Islamic law, told The Associated Press that executions and amputations would resume shortly because the regulations must be obeyed.

Turabi told the media that everyone chastised them for the stadium penalties. Nonetheless, they have never spoken about their rules or consequences. He went on to say that no one was going to tell us what our laws should be. He went on to say that they will follow Islam and base their rules on the Quran.

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"Cutting off hands is essential for security," he remarked, adding that such punishments served as a deterrence. He stated that the Cabinet is considering whether to carry out public sanctions and "create a policy."

Thousands of Afghans fled the nation during the last days of Western forces in Afghanistan before the Taliban gained total control. However, the majority of desperate Afghans attempting to flee Taliban control have failed to find a route out and are now waiting to see how their fortunes alter. Meanwhile, the world has been watching from the sidelines while the Taliban has requested UN representation to legitimize the government. Turabi's remarks highlight how the Taliban remain rooted in antiquated Islamic ideas, despite improvements, such as letting women study and work.

During the Taliban's previous tenure, Turabi, now in his early 60s, was justice minister and head of the so-called Ministry of Propagation of Virtue and Prevention of Vice — basically, the religious police.

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During the Taliban's previous reign, the world watched in horror as the Taliban delivered punishments at Kabul's sports stadium or on the grounds of the huge Eid Gah mosque, which was frequently attended by hundreds of Afghan men.

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