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Criticism of continued prohibition of girls from education by the Taliban in Afghanistan

Criticism of continued prohibition of girls from education by the Taliban in Afghanistan

Sultan Barkat, the head of the Doha Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies and a university professor, expressed strong criticism about the continued prohibition of girls from attending the educational environment by the Taliban in Afghanistan.

In an article, he said that Taliban leaders should be held accountable for imposing “ignorance” on Afghan girls.

The beginning of the new academic year in Afghanistan without the presence of girls shows that the Taliban cannot provide the conditions for girls to return to school. This action not only contradicts the Taliban’s claim of creating a gender-segregated society, but also shows that the group still strictly prohibits education for girls.

Barakat, who hosted several rounds of peace talks between the Taliban delegation and the previous Afghan government, demanded that Taliban leaders value the trust of the Afghan people and not use it as a “politically meaningless” tool.

He emphasizes that it is necessary for Taliban leaders to keep their promises and implement their promises in the form of the rights of Afghan girl students. He emphasizes that these girls feel like victims of deprivation and oppression and have lost their right to education.

Barakat also pointed to the Taliban’s inability to provide education for girls in Afghanistan, which shows that this group is not reliable and cannot fulfill its promises.

After more than two years of the Taliban’s domination of Afghanistan, this group still has not provided the ability to provide education for girls, while this action refers to one of the main and serious social and humanitarian issues of Afghanistan.