RASC News Agency: Sources in Kabul province say that the Taliban group has arrested eight employees of a cupping clinic “on charges of prostitution”.
According to sources, five women are also among those arrested.
The officials of the Taliban group have not said anything about the arrest of these eight people.
The sources told the media on Saturday, September 2, that the employees of the Ministry of Interior of the Taliban group stormed this center about a week ago and took eight of its employees with them.
This is the first time that the Taliban group has stopped the work of women in the field of traditional medicine.
After taking control of Afghanistan, the Taliban group has banned women from working in many other fields, including working in wedding halls, working in domestic and foreign non-governmental organizations.
Before this, the human rights organization “Rawadari” said in a report that the Taliban group, as the ruling group in Afghanistan, which holds political power, contrary to all their commitments, implemented restrictive measures that affected women’s access to health services.
The report added that currently women do not have the right to go out of the house without the accompaniment of a “male family member” even to receive health services.
The report further stated that there is a lot of evidence of ill-treatment of women who went to health centers without the accompaniment of a man (Maharram). In addition, the number of female employees in health centers has decreased due to these strict restrictions of the Taliban group.
Cupping is a traditional treatment method that existed in ancient civilizations such as Egypt, Mesopotamia and China.
About the usefulness and dangers of cupping, few reliable scientific studies are available. However, experts warn that those who do not specialize in medical science, if they use this traditional method, they may cause the transmission of various blood infections.