The Taliban on Thursday confirmed that music will be banned in public places in Afghanistan following their takeover of the war-torn nation. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid justified his move by saying that music is forbidden in Islam. "Music will be banned in public places, music is forbidden in Islam," he said.
Music was also banned during the previous stint of the Taliban between 1996 and 2001, claiming that music was sinful.
During their previous government, cassette tapes and music systems were destroyed. Meanwhile, Afghan radio stations have started playing Islamic music
Mujahid is seen as a likely candidate for the ministry of information and culture.