‘Women’s rights not a priority’: Taliban defends education ban

Taliban sources justify ban on women in universities and other educational institutions in Afghanistan. The Taliban representative responded that women’s rights are not a priority. The Taliban’s chief spokesman, Zabibullah Mujahid, said they operate in accordance with Islamic and Sharia laws and have placed restrictions on girls’ education accordingly.

” The country operates under Islamic-Sharia law. The government will not act against those laws,’ said Sabibullah. At the same time, the countries of the world came out in protest against the anti-women policies of the Taliban government. On December 24, the Taliban issued an order banning female workers. Later, women were banned from universities.

The Taliban had previously banned secondary school education for girls. It was also ordered that women should only wear a full body veil in public places. After this, the countries of the world, including the United States, came out against the anti-women policies of the Taliban. The United States had contacted the United Nations to intervene to remove such inhumane restrictions on women.

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But the Taliban’s response was that the country operates on certain religious beliefs and should not interfere with it and polarize it. But the Security Council’s 11-member committee came out against the Taliban’s anti-women policy.

But the Taliban government is not abandoning its position. Government sources indicate that they are not ready to move according to the policies imposed on women. After the Taliban came to power in Afghanistan, strict restrictions were placed on women in universities. The introduction of separate classrooms between boys and girls with a curtain and instructions that girls should be taught by female teachers was controversial.

After this the ban was placed in the supermarkets. At the same time, there were reports that the Taliban government had ordered male doctors not to treat women in Afghanistan. The Taliban also said in the order that they will carry out inspections in all hospitals to ensure that the order is implemented.

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