The Taliban yet again is drawing flak. This time for prohibiting women from receiving education from universities. This conduct of the Taliban is being condemned by the world over
Afghanistan: With the arrival of the Taliban to Afghanistan last year, one prominent change among others was the restriction imposed on girls for the attainment of secondary education.
A couple of months down the line and women’s education at universities is prohibited. This imposition led to protests in Kabul on Wednesday.
“Today we come out on the streets of Kabul to raise our voices against the closure of the girls’ universities,” protesters from the Afghanistan Women’s Unity and Solidarity group said.
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“How can I react? I believed that I could study and change my future or bring the light to my life but they destroyed it.” Another woman student told BBC. She had been studying Sharia Islamic law and argued that the Taliban’s order was contradicting “the rights that Islam and Allah have given us.”
Furthermore, she said “They have to go to other Islamic countries and see that their actions are not Islamic,” she told the BBC.
A Special Rapporteur of the UN to Afghanistan said “a new low further violating the right to equal education and deepens the erasure of women from Afghan society.”
The US said such a move would “come with consequences for the Taliban”.
“The Taliban cannot expect to be a legitimate member of the international community until they respect the rights of all in Afghanistan,” said Secretary of State Antony Blinken in a statement.
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