Vice and Virtue Ministry
During the reign of the Taliban
, the Vice and Virtue Ministry
set and inforced the moral standards for the society. Utilizing a squad of over 30,000 men, shopkeepers were forced to close during prayer time, video and cassette tapes were banned, television and kite-flying were outlawed, and schools for females were shut down. The squads openly harassed women if their head-to-toe burqa veils revealed skin and men if their beards did not meet the required length.