Banning women’s education causes distance with the public: Taliban

Taliban Deputy Foreign Minister said that a society without knowledge is a “dark” (representational) society


Afghanistan’s Taliban-appointed Deputy Foreign Minister Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai said the main reason people are turning away from the Taliban is the continued ban on women’s education, Tolo News reported. TOLO News is an Afghan news channel broadcasting from Kabul.

The Taliban appointed a Deputy Foreign Minister. While speaking at the graduation ceremony, she stressed the importance of reopening schools for female students after the sixth grade and said that a society that does not know knowledge is a “dark” society.

The Taliban Ministry of Borders and Tribal Affairs held the ceremony on the occasion of the graduation of students who studied in the educational entities affiliated with the ministry.

“This is everyone’s right. This is the natural right that God and the Messenger gave them, so how can anyone take this right from them? If someone violates this right, it is injustice to the Afghans and the people of this country,” Stanekzai said. Try to reopen the doors of educational institutions to everyone. Today our only problem with our neighbors and the world is caused by the issue of education. If the nation is turning away from us and getting annoyed with us, it is because of the issue of education.”

Taliban-appointed Acting Minister of Border and Tribal Affairs Noorullah Noori said young people living in remote areas that lack education have been enrolled in schools. He also stressed that there is no distance between religious education and modern education.

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“The issue of distance is not correct,” Nouri said, according to Tolo News. “There is no distance. The education that is taught under the rule of the Islamic Emirate, I can tell you that there has never been such a system before.”

Female students above the sixth grade have been deprived of education since the Taliban came to power.

Taliban-appointed acting education minister Habibullah Agha recently criticized the poor quality of education in religious schools in the country, Tolo News reported.

Habibullah Agha called on the Taliban and religious scholars to pay serious attention to raising the quality of education.

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