The Taliban has announced the reopening of secondary school for boys only in Afghanistan, effectively banning girls’ high school education in the country.
The majority of schools in Afghanistan welcomed students for the first time since a group of militants came to power last month.
Tulliburn announced the move on Friday, stating that “all male and student teachers should attend educational institutions” from Saturday, the beginning of the week in Afghanistan, but did not mention girls and female teachers.
In some of the classrooms that managed to remain open in the turmoil of the last two months, girls were able to attend primary school, but high schools for girls remained closed since the fall of Kabul in mid-August. is.
Meanwhile, Higher Education Minister Abdul Baqi Haqqani said earlier this week that women can continue to study in college and graduate programs, but only in gender-separated classrooms and proper Islamic clothing. ..
The announcement threatens to confirm the suspicion that life under the Taliban means a brutal revival of the administration.
When the group last ruled Afghanistan, between 1996 and 2001, most women were banned from work and girls were denied the right to education after sixth grade.
It comes despite Taliban officials claiming that the group has tentatively reformed for 20 years in a recent fascinating attack and that the new Islamic Emirate respects women’s rights.
This promise has been viewed primarily as part of an attempt to seek international support, as the Taliban seek to secure emergency funding after inheriting a country on the verge of economic collapse.
Separately, the militant group has announced the opening of a “Ministry of Propagation and Discipline” in the building where the Ministry of Women once stood.
Video footage shared online showed a woman previously employed by the ministry in protest outside her former workplace because the Taliban banned access to the building.
Some reports suggest that female demonstrators have been beaten by Taliban members in Kabul and other Afghan cities in recent weeks.
The United Nations emphasized that in late August, when Tulliburn was still in power, he saw “trustworthy” reports of human rights abuses by Muslim groups, including “summary executions” of civilians and restrictions on women.
Michelle Bachelet, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, said that women’s rights are the “fundamental redline” and that “access to quality secondary education for girls is [the Taliban’s] Efforts for human rights “.
Afghan women have already been ordered to stay home while the group establishes a new government.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the order was a “very temporary procedure” that remained “until complete security.”
“Our security forces are not trained [in] How to interact with women — how to talk to women [for] Some of them, “he added.
Increasing cues that the Taliban will soon return to their previous tactics have prompted members of Afghanistan’s national women’s football team to flee across the border to Pakistan earlier this week.
According to Pakistan’s intelligence minister, Fawad Chaudhry, players entered the country across the northwestern border of Torkham with valid travel documents.
Experts warn that Afghan women have experienced “cultural slaughter” under strict dress code and have been banned from going out under Taliban power.
Dr. Bahar Jalari, an Afghan historian who started the hashtag #DoNotTouchMyClothes, said: Me “No one will know what Afghanistan is in the coming decades, I was seriously worried that heritage might die.”