Local sources at Kabul International Airport have confirmed to Hasht-e-Subh that the Taliban have refused to allow dozens of women to board their flights due to not having any male guardian – or Mahram on Friday and Saturday, March 25 and 26.
The source further added that all the women sent back from the Airport had legal travel documents, but they were refused to board their flights just for the sack of not being accompanied by a male guardian.
Airport officials who spoke to Hasht-e-Subh on condition of anonymity have said that some of the women were dual nationals returning to their homes overseas. Women were denied boarding on flights to Islamabad, Dubai and Turkey on Kam Air and the state-owned Ariana Airline, said the officials.
This is happening in alignment with decrees issued months ago requiring women traveling more than 45 miles (72 kilometers) to be accompanied by a male relative.
Since August 2021 that the Taliban have gained power, women have been paying the price of regime change with their basic rights access to education, health care, and civil services.
Source: Hasht-e Subh Daily