Will Enable Ladies At Universities, However Combined Lessons Banned: Taliban

Will Allow Women At Universities, But Mixed Classes Banned: Taliban

The Taliban earlier this month stated that girls might research at college sporting an abaya gown and niqab


Afghan girls will likely be allowed to attend college so long as they research individually from males, the Taliban’s new greater schooling minister stated Sunday.

Ladies’s rights in Afghanistan had been sharply curtailed below the Taliban’s 1996-2001 rule, although since returning to energy final month the hardline Islamists have claimed they may implement a much less excessive rule.

However chatting with reporters concerning the new regime’s plans for the nation’s schooling, Minister Abdul Baqi Haqqani was unapologetic about bringing an finish to combined intercourse lessons.

“We have now no issues in ending the mixed-education system,” he stated. “The individuals are Muslims and they’ll settle for it.”

The Taliban introduced earlier this month that girls might nonetheless research at college in the event that they wore an abaya gown and niqab masking a lot of the face, with lessons segregated by intercourse — or not less than divided by a curtain.

Haqqani stated that Afghanistan’s schooling system had modified enormously for the reason that Taliban’s final time in energy, when girls had been successfully barred from colleges and universities.

“In comparison with the previous the variety of instructional establishments have elevated dramatically,” he stated.

“This provides us hope for a future, affluent and self-sufficient Afghanistan… we are going to proceed from the place they had been left.”

Some concern the brand new guidelines will exclude girls as a result of the colleges shouldn’t have the assets to offer separate lessons.

However Haqqani insisted there have been sufficient feminine academics and, the place they weren’t accessible, alternate options could possibly be discovered with out breaching guidelines.

“All of it relies on the college’s capability,” he stated. “We are able to additionally use male academics to show from behind a curtain, or use expertise.”

The Taliban say they wish to distance themselves from the harsher insurance policies of outdated, when half the inhabitants was excluded from work and schooling.

Beneath new guidelines, girls may go “in accordance with the ideas of Islam”, the Taliban have decreed, however few particulars have but been given as to what that precisely may imply.

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