The Taliban released a statement on Sunday that women are allowed to study in universities as long as they wear Islamic dress and classrooms are segregated by gender.
Abdul Baqi Haqqani, higher education minister within the Taliban, said that Islamic dress like hijabs will be mandatory and that gender segregation will also be required.
“We will not allow boys and girls to study together,” Haqqani said. “We will not allow co-education.”
The Taliban were able to reclaim control of Afghanistan after Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw US troops from the region. In its takeover the Taliban renamed the country the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, the same name used the last time they took power in 1996.
While promising to respect women’s rights “within Islamic law”, there are clear signs that this could be untrue with reports that they set Afghan woman on fire for feeding them “bad cooking” and that they made a reporter from CNN step aside while reporting on camera because she’s a woman.
Another woman who was a judge in Afghanistan said that she was being hunted down by the very same men that she had once put in prison.
Sources: Business Insider
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