Islamic Emirate leadership criticize ban on girls’ education

KABUL (SW) – The Islamic Emirate’s move to ban university education for girls has been criticized by a number of group’s own leaders.

Anas Haqqani, a senior member of the Islamic Emirate, has written a poem in Pashto on his Twitter about it.

In the same way, Abdul Baqi Haqqani, the head of the National Examinations Department, who was previously the Acting Minister of Higher Education, in response to the ban on female students, said in a tweet that if there is a gap in the education department, it will be difficult to fill it.

Mr. Haqqani has recently warned in another tweet about the consequences of hasty and insufficient decisions on a number of issues.

In addition to this, Salahuddin Ayubi, the security commander of Zabul, in response to the ban on girls’ education, emphasized that providing education to all is one of the responsibilities of the Islamic Emirate. He has also requested the leadership of the Islamic Emirate to reconsider the decision to ban girls from education.

Meanwhile, Tariq Farhadi, expert on political issues, said that it became clear that the Islamic Emirate does not listen to anyone in Afghanistan or the Islamic world. “Now is the time for the members of the Islamic Emirate who are against this decision to say it clearly in a meeting.”

Homayoun Khairi, another expert on political issues, said the members of the Islamic Emirate each act according to their own taste, and this shows the lack of integrity of the Islamic Emirate regarding such issues.

In the same way, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the leader of Hizb-e-Islami Afghanistan, also criticized the ban, calling it an illegitimate and irrational decision.

Meanwhile, women have started marches in some cities of the country in protest, some male students have refused to participate in classes and some professors have resigned from their jobs.

Based on the publicized data on social media networks, the fourth year male students of the Departments of Mining Exploration, Geology, Engineering and Hydrology, the third year male students of Engineering and the second year male students of Chemical Engineering at the Polytechnic University by sending separate letters to the address of the head of this university, have banned a lesson.

In addition to this, male students of the 9th semester of Balkh University School of Therapeutic Medicine, fourth year male students of Kabul University Computer Science School and male students of Pamir-Afghan Private Higher Education Institute are among the other students who have refused to go to university until girls are not allowed to study. .

Following the domestic and international reactions to banning female students from studying, reports of discussion and voting about this decision by the leadership of the Islamic Emirate in Kandahar have been spread in the media.