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Women will return to secondary colleges in Afghanistan, however solely after ‘secure surroundings’ is about up, Taliban tells media

Girls will return to secondary schools in Afghanistan, but only after ‘safe environment’ is set up, Taliban tells media


The Taliban has mentioned that ladies can return to secondary colleges solely after Afghanistan’s militant-led authorities creates a safe surroundings for them. Thus far, solely boys have been allowed to renew their research.

“We’re not towards schooling of women, however we’re nonetheless engaged on mechanisms of how their faculty attendance could be potential,” Taliban spokesperson Zabiullah Mujahid instructed Germany’s Der Spiegel journal. 

Mujahid mentioned {that a} secure surroundings and transportation should be assured for feminine college students earlier than they’re allowed again in school rooms. He mentioned authorized students should put together a report on how you can arrange a safe surroundings for women and girls in schooling and employment. 

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Girls and ladies had been banned from schooling and holding jobs and had been compelled to cowl themselves from head to toe in public when militants first got here to energy in Afghanistan between 1996 and 2001.

Shortly after capturing Kabul final month, the Taliban promised that ladies would get pleasure from extra freedoms than throughout the group’s earlier rule. Nonetheless, solely boys had been allowed to renew their research when secondary colleges reopened on Saturday.

The militants dismantled the nation’s Ministry of Girls’s Affairs this week, changing it with a Ministry of Promotion of Advantage and Prevention of Vice. The identical title was used within the 1990s by the authority tasked with punishing ladies who disobeyed harsh restrictions imposed on them.

Girls have held a number of protests in Kabul, demanding that the Taliban assure them the identical rights as males. The rallies had been dispersed by the militants. 

The Taliban was knocked from energy in 2001 when the US led the invasion of Afghanistan as a part of Washington’s international ‘Warfare on Terror’, launched in response to the 9/11 terrorist assaults. The struggle grew to become the longest in America’s historical past, leading to practically 20 years of violence and occupation that did not carry peace and stability to the nation.

The militants reconquered practically the entire of Afghanistan in a sweeping offensive that ran concurrent to the ultimate stage of the withdrawal of Western forces. The final American troops left the nation on the finish of August.

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