KABUL: Afghan ladies shall be allowed to attend college so long as they research individually from males, the Taliban’s new larger training minister mentioned Sunday (Sep 12).
Ladies’s rights in Afghanistan have been sharply curtailed underneath the Taliban’s 1996-2001 rule, although since returning to energy final month the hardline Islamists have claimed they are going to implement a much less excessive rule.
However talking to reporters in regards to the new regime’s plans for the nation’s training, Minister Abdul Baqi Haqqani was unapologetic about bringing an finish to combined intercourse courses.
“Now we have no issues in ending the mixed-education system,” he mentioned. “The individuals are Muslims and they’re going to settle for it.”
The Taliban introduced earlier this month that ladies might nonetheless research at college in the event that they wore an abaya gown and niqab overlaying many of the face, with courses segregated by intercourse – or not less than divided by a curtain.
Haqqani mentioned that Afghanistan’s training system had modified drastically for the reason that Taliban’s final time in energy, when ladies have been successfully barred from faculties and universities.
“In comparison with the previous the variety of academic establishments have elevated dramatically,” he mentioned.
“This provides us hope for a future, affluent and self-sufficient Afghanistan … we’ll proceed from the place they have been left.”
Some concern the brand new guidelines will exclude ladies as a result of the colleges would not have the sources to supply separate courses.
However Haqqani insisted there have been sufficient feminine academics and, the place they weren’t obtainable, options could possibly be discovered with out breaching guidelines.
“All of it is dependent upon the college’s capability,” he mentioned. “We will additionally use male academics to show from behind a curtain, or use know-how.”
The Taliban say they wish to distance themselves from the harsher insurance policies of previous, when half the inhabitants was excluded from work and training.
Beneath new guidelines, ladies may match “in accordance with the ideas of Islam”, the Taliban have decreed, however few particulars have but been given as to what that precisely would possibly imply.
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