Scores of Afghan ladies had been pressured by the Taliban to assemble at Kabul University wearing head-to-toe black robes that that they had distributed on the anniversary of 9/11 terrorist assaults. Those who dared to refuse, say college students, had been to be expelled.
The ladies had been made to carry placards in assist of the Taliban and its strict interpretation of Islam, together with separate schooling for women and men.
The Taliban’s interim authorities, drawn from their very own loyalist ranks, has hardliners in all key posts and no ladies – far faraway from the “inclusive” administration it had promised.
A feminine pupil of Kabul University: “The Taliban pressured us to assemble within the college corridor for an hour with the black robes that they had distributed, they usually instructed us that if you don’t attend, you may be expelled from college And you’ll by no means go to school anyplace.” pic.twitter.com/aRlVqpxA4C
— Natiq Malikzada (@natiqmalikzada) September 11, 2021
It has additionally reinstated the dreaded Ministry for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, which arrested and punished individuals for failing to implement the motion’s restrictive interpretation of sharia legislation.
Under new guidelines, ladies may go “in accordance with the rules of Islam”, the Taliban have decreed, however is brief on particulars.
Afghan ladies will probably be allowed to attend college so long as they research individually from males, the Taliban’s new larger schooling minister mentioned Sunday.
Minister Abdul Baqi Haqqani was unapologetic about bringing an finish to combined intercourse lessons.
“We don’t have any issues in ending the mixed-education system,” he mentioned. “The persons are Muslims and they’ll settle for it.”
Earlier this month the Taliban had introduced that they may nonetheless research at college in the event that they wore an abaya gown and niqab overlaying many of the face, with lessons segregated by intercourse — or at the very least divided by a curtain.
Taliban spokesperson Sayed Zekrullah Hashimi in feedback to TOLO News, Afghanistan’s first unbiased information channel, mentioned ladies cannot be ministers, they need to give start.
“A lady cannot be a minister, it’s such as you put one thing on her neck that she will be able to’t carry. It isn’t mandatory for ladies to be within the cupboard – they need to give start. Women protesters cannot signify all ladies in Afghanistan,” he had mentioned.
Can ladies work? attend college and schools are among the most pressing questions because the Taliban swept into Kabul on August 15.
(With company inputs)