There was an interesting new post on the subject published at Deutsche Welle, the “German public state-owned international broadcaster funded by the German federal tax budget”. Take a look at this excerpt:
Afghanistan’s Education Ministry is stepping back from a decision released in a memo that would apparently have banned girls older than 12 from singing in public. The singing ban quickly drew outrage on social media, with activists accusing officials of introducing Islamic fundamentalist values into the education system.
The ministry has announced in new a statement this week that its regional Kabul branch had issued the ban without consultation, adding that the purpose of banning singing in public was to prevent the spread of the coronavirus by keeping both girls and boys from singing in groups.