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Afghanistan: Afghan Professor Tears Up His Diplomas On TV Show Amid Escalating Restrictions On Women’s Education

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A clip from a TV show which is now making rounds on the internet, shows an Afghan professor tearing up his diplomas one by one

New Delhi: An Afghan Professor was seen tearing up his own diplomas on a live show on National Television stating he does not accept his education if his “mother and sister cannot study.”

A Kabul university professor tore apart all of his diplomas one by one on a live television show.

“Astonishing scenes as a Kabul university professor destroys his diplomas on live TV in Afghanistan,” says Shabnam Nasimi, former policy advisor to the Minister for Afghan Resettlement & Minister for Refugees.

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The Kabul university professor while destroying each of his diplomas on a live show said, “From today I don’t need these diplomas anymore because this country is no place for an education. If my sister & my mother can’t study, then I DON’T accept this education.”

Taliban retook control of Afghanistan in August of last year, two decades after US forces had forced them out in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.

Soon after seizing power Taliban promised a much softer and subtle rule but their conduct delivered otherwise. Most of their restrictions have made way into the freedom and protection of lives of women in Afghanistan.

Just last week, the Taliban drew global criticism for their restriction on banning university education for women across Afghanistan.

“You all are informed to immediately implement the mentioned order of suspending education of females until further notice,” Minister for Higher Education Neda Mohammad Nadeem said in a letter issued to all government and private universities.

This ban was followed lot more changes in women’s lives such as gender-segregated classrooms and entrances, also, women were only permitted to be taught by women professors or old men.

The majority of adolescent girls in the country are already prohibited from attending secondary schools, significantly restricting their access to higher education.


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