The radical Taliban has passed a temporary law depriving the Uzbek language of its official status in Afghanistan, the national portal Adyrna reported, citing RIA Novosti.
According to a law called the Basics, only Pashto and Dari remain the state languages, while Sunni Islam of the Hanafi school is the only official religion.
The country still has a significant Shiite community and a large Uzbek-speaking population in the northern provinces.
The law also provides for the establishment of a Council of Islamic Lawyers and a Supreme Council in Afghanistan, which will include politicians, scholars and clerics from each region. The head of the executive branch is the President, who is elected by the citizens and members of the Supreme Soviet.
In addition, the document deprives members of the Afghan National Assembly of their special parliamentary status and establishes Independence Day as a holiday received from the British, Russians and Americans.
Earlier, Uzbek Foreign Ministry spokesman Yusup Kabulzhanov said the Taliban had promised the Uzbek government that it would maintain the official status of the Uzbek language in Afghanistan and promised to promote its study and development in the country.
National portal "Adyrna".