Tajikistan’s Government Lays Down Rules on What Not to Wear

A vendor wearing a hijab (left) hands a purchase to a customer at the Panjshanbe food market in Khujand. Tajik authorities are now frowning upon clothing that is either too conservative or too revealing. (Photo: Asian Development Bank via Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

On the afternoon of August 3, police officers and other officials descended on Shohmansur bazaar in Dushanbe. Over the course of several hours, the officials circulated around explaining to female traders, in expansive detail, how they should dress.
 

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Tajikistan’s Government Lays Down Rules on What Not to Wear

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