Tali-ban: Women barred from working or studying at Kabul University ‘temporarily'

The girls are apparently not cool enough for school.

That’s at least according to the Taliban, which chipped further away at women’s rights Monday in announcing that women would be barred from studying or working at Afghanistan’s top higher education institution, Kabul University.

The new, Taliban-appointed chancellor of the school declared what he said was a temporary moratorium on female teachers and students “until an Islamic environment is created,” in the latest move squeezing Afghanistan women out of public life.

© AAMIR QURESHI Veiled students hold Taliban flags as they listen a speaker before a pro-Taliban rally at the Shaheed Rabbani Education University in Kabul on September 11, 2021.

Veiled students hold Taliban flags as they listen a speaker before a pro-Taliban rally at the Shaheed Rabbani Education University in Kabul on September 11, 2021. (AAMIR QURESHI/)

“Folks! I give you my words as the chancellor of Kabul University,” chancellor Mohammad Ashraf Ghairat wrote on Twitter, according to The Hill. “As long as a real Islamic environment is not provided for all, women will not be allowed to come to universities or work. Islam first.”

The move at what’s known as Afghanistan’s top university further erodes women’s rights and two decades of beefing up higher education, experts said. Ghairat blamed the move on an inability to find women to teach the women, The Hill reported.

“Due to shortage of female lecturers, we are working on a plan for male lecturers to be able to teach female students from behind a curtain in the classroom,” Ghairat wrote. “That way an Islamic environment would be created for the female students to get education.”

Initially the Taliban had said women could study in universities and postgraduate programs if they were in gender-segregated classrooms and wearing Islamic dress. From 1996 to 2001, the last time the Taliban ruled Afghanistan under a fundamentalist Islamist code, women were not allowed to attend school at all, The Washington Post said.

The move announced Monday reeked of those restrictions, given the lack of a timeline to get women and girls back into schools and other public places. That absence of urgency has some advocates concerned that the country is slipping back to a time when women were stoned for adultery, only allowed out if swathed head to toe in a burqa, and accompanied by a male relative, as Bloomberg News noted.

Ghairat, with no prior experience in academia, was appointed last week amid criticism over his lack of credentials.

That didn’t stop him from laying out a vision for the university on Monday, which is to make it a hub for “all real Muslims around the world to gather, research and study” and to “Islamicize the modern science,” reported CNN, citing his Twitter account, which since seems to have been deleted. “I am here to announce that we will be welcoming pro-Muslim scholars and students to benefit from a real Islamic environment.”

The United Nations has already called out the Taliban for allegedly breaking its promises regarding treatment of women.

Historically the Taliban have subjected women to violence, forced them to marry and rendered their presence nearly invisible, as CNN described it. When they took over again last month after the U.S. withdrawal, they promised it would not go back to those rules.

They then proceeded to form an all-male interim government that was stacked with veterans of their hardline rule from the 1990s and the 20-year battle against the U.S.-led coalition, though they said the appointments were temporary, The Associated Press reported.

Internet Explorer Channel Network
News Related

OTHER NEWS

Amit Shah in J&K for First Visit Since Abrogation of Article 370, Goes to Meet Slain Cop's Family

© Provided by News18 Amit Shah in J&K for First Visit Since Abrogation of Article 370, Goes to Meet Slain Cop’s Family Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrived here on ... Read more »

Life Expectancy Of Indians Dropped By Two Years Due To COVID-19 Pandemic, Says New Study

© Provided by Indiatimes The devastation caused by the COVID-19 is unlike anything that the world has seen in a long time, and its impact may not be limited to ... Read more »

J&K administration issues fresh COVID-19 guidelines for devotees visiting Mata Vaishno Devi; check details here

© Provided by Firstpost J&K administration issues fresh COVID-19 guidelines for devotees visiting Mata Vaishno Devi; check details here To prevent and control the COVID-19 spread, the Jammu and Kashmir ... Read more »

PM to interact with beneficiaries of Atmanirbhar Bharat Swayampurna Goa initiative

© Provided by The Statesman PM to interact with beneficiaries of Atmanirbhar Bharat Swayampurna Goa initiative Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to interact with beneficiaries and stakeholders of the ... Read more »

Thomas Tuchel on how Callum Hudson-Odoi can kickstart his career

Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel says that Callum Hudson-Odoi needs to perform well for the next 250 games in order to turn his career around. © Provided by 90min Hudson-Odoi ... Read more »

How to watch USC vs Notre Dame: Live stream, TV info for today

© Provided by NBC Sports After a one-year hiatus, Notre Dame and USC resume their rivalry tonight. Last season’s pause marked the first season since 1945 that the Irish and ... Read more »

Partei-Präsident Chiesa an SVP-DV: «Wir Geimpfte und Ungeimpfte lassen uns nicht gegeneinander aufhetzen»

Nicht im geschlossenen Raum, dafür an der frischen Luft: In Montricher (VD) geht es heute «gegen die schädliche Schmarotzer-Politik der links-grünen Städte», wie es in der Ankündigung zur Delegiertenversammlung der ... Read more »

Insurance industry: Balancing the board

© Provided by The Financial Express Government has increased the FDI cap in general insurance companies By Siddharth Acharya The recent times, particularly after February-March 2020, have changed the world ... Read more »

SVP will sich laut Chiesa nicht spalten lassen

© KEYSTONE/PETER KLAUNZER SVP-Präsident Marco Chiesa hat dem Bundesrat Wortbruch vorgeworfen. Die “willkürlichen und weltfremden Massnahmen aus den Büros von Bundesbern” hätten längst aufgehoben werden müssen, sagte er am Samstag ... Read more »

PhonePe will now charge upto Rs 2 per transaction for mobile recharges

Walmart-owned digital payments app PhonePe will now charge processing fees for every transaction. This means that you will no longer be able to transfer money or recharge your phone without ... Read more »

Myntra's Amar Nagaram steps down as CEO after 3 years, plans to launch his own venture

© Provided by Business Today Myntra’s Amar Nagaram steps down as CEO after 3 years, plans to launch his own venture The Chief Executive Officer of Myntra, Amar Nagaram has ... Read more »

Deleting Facebook Account? Here's How To Delete As Much Data As You Want

© Provided by News18 Deleting Facebook Account? Here’s How To Delete As Much Data As You Want Are you too considering deleting your Facebook account? Many people are considering it ... Read more »

Value of Bitcoin skyrockets again as US ETF launch enhances investor exposure

© Provided by Firstpost Value of Bitcoin skyrockets again as US ETF launch enhances investor exposure London: Bitcoin’s journey into mainstream finance has reached another major milestone and another record ... Read more »

Why Aubameyang and Arsenal's second goal vs Aston Villa should have been disallowed

Arsenal took a two-nil lead following a Matt Targett challenge on Alexandre Lacazette in the dying embers of the first half in their 3-1 win over Aston Villa. The whistle ... Read more »

Adele No 1: Singer makes record-breaking return to UK chart top spot with new single

Adele has returned to the top spot of the UK charts and broken the national record for most streams in a week, with her new single “Easy on Me.” © ... Read more »

Kunal Kemmu, Shweta Tripathi in 'Kanjoos Makkhichoos'

© Glamsham/Instagram/Twitter Kunal Kemmu, Shweta Tripathi in ‘Kanjoos Makkhichoos’ ThunderSky Entertainment is coming up with a family entertainer, film tentatively titled ‘Kanjoos Makkhichoos’, starring actors Kunal Kemmu and Shweta Tripathi. ... Read more »

Janhvi Kapoor teaches Sara Ali Khan and Ranveer Singh belly dancing on The Big Picture

Ranveer Singh with Janvi Kapoor and Sara Ali Khan on The Big Picture sets. Sara Ali Khan and Janhvi Kapoor had a great time shooting with Ranveer Singh for The ... Read more »

Aditya Chopra to adapt 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge' into Broadway musical

© IANS DDLJ Broadway Mumbai, Oct 23 (IANS) Filmmaker Aditya Chopra’s ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ is a story that continues to inspire generations and has set a benchmark in the ... Read more »

Sonali Seygall, Priyank Sharma's new video 'Ishq Da Rog' is out

© IANS Priyank Mumbai, Oct 23 (IANS) Actors Sonali Seygall and Priyank Sharma have come up with a new music video titled ‘Ishq Da Rog’. Priyank said: “Working on Ishq ... Read more »

S Thaman Finishes Composition For Mahesh Babu's Sarakru Vaari Paata

© Provided by News18 Music director S Thaman, on Friday, updated his fans that he has completed the composition of tracks for upcoming Telugu film Sarkaru Vaari Paata. Mahesh Babu ... Read more »

RAC survey finds we are MORE reliant on cars

© Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo Our reliance on cars has reached a 15-year high despite a drop in commuting, according to a new survey.  An annual RAC poll ... Read more »

Not a lot is expected of Sri Lanka, and that may free them up to punch big

© ICC via Getty Wanindu Hasaranga – definitely the player to watch, and Sri Lanka would be hoping he is fit soon © ICC via Getty Big picture If you ... Read more »

Earliest evidence of tobacco used by hunter-gatherers in the US West 12,000 years ago, discovered by archaeologists

© Sarah K. Rice/Handout via REUTERS Archaeologists unearth an ancient hearth, containing four charred tobacco seeds, in northern Utah on October 11, 2021. Sarah K. Rice/Handout via REUTERS Archaeologists in ... Read more »

Turkish defence minister warns against alliances that harm NATO

© Reuters/FRANCOIS LENOIR FILE PHOTO: NATO defence ministers meeting at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels ISTANBUL (Reuters) – NATO-member Turkey’s defence minister said the forming of alliances outside of NATO ... Read more »

Mike Tyson vs Logan Paul: Date, Odds, Weight, Tickets and Everything You Need To Know

© GiveMeSport Here’s everything you need to know about Logan Paul vs Mike Tyson Mike Tyson vs Logan Paul could end up being one of the biggest spectacles in sports ... Read more »

German COVID rate soars to highest level since May

© Provided by dw.com States are pushing for measures such as mask mandates to be retained on a national basis Germany’s coronavirus infection rate rose again on Saturday, touching exactly ... Read more »

Italy: Former minister Matteo Salvini on trial for preventing migrant ship from docking

© Provided by dw.com Matteo Salvini is on trial for alleged deprivation of liberty and abuse of authority The trial of former Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini for his role in preventing ... Read more »

Klopp could unearth LFC's perfect Milner successor with “energetic” 18 y/o prodigy - opinion

© Provided by Football FanCast James Norris playing for England under-18s At the age of 35, Liverpool midfielder James Milner is currently the seventh-oldest current Premier League player, with an ... Read more »

Delighted viewers praise Robert Sheehan's Late Late Show appearance

© Provided by Evoke.ie Robert Sheehan made quite the splash with viewers on his Late Late Show appearance on Friday and even earned himself a flattening nickname.  The 33-year-old joined ... Read more »

Covid case numbers are ‘unacceptable' as he warns of another lockdown Christmas - Nervtag adviser

A prominent adviser to the Government on Covid-19 has said he is “very fearful” there will be another “lockdown Christmas” as he urged the public to do everything possible to ... Read more »

UK shortchanging poor countries by £1.9bn a year ‘owed' for climate crisis, study finds

The UK must stump up £1.9bn a year more to pay its “fair share” in helping poor countries meet the climate emergency and lags behind 6 other leading nations, a ... Read more »

This Amazon Crossbody Bag Comes in 40 Colors and Is Just $17 — and I Can't Stop Wearing It

When I asked my fiancé for a new purse last holiday season, I knew I was taking a risk. I didn’t think he’d get me something horrible — he’d gifted ... Read more »

Line-up for first episode of Angela Scanlon's new show revealed

© Provided by Extra.ie The line-up for the first episode of Angela Scanlon’s brand new talk show Ask Me Anything has been announced. The new show will air on RTÉ ... Read more »

Daniel Craig reveals final James Bond scene he filmed for No Time To Die

© Bang Showbiz Daniel Craig Daniel Craig has admitted his final James Bond scene wasn’t “particularly spectacular”. The 53-year-old actor – who played 007 for the fifth and final time ... Read more »

Squid Game: Netflix viewers notice Easter egg that gives away ending in episode 1

© Provided by The Independent Netflix users rewatching Squid Game have noticed a huge episode one clue teasing the show’s ending. The Korean series has become one of the streaming ... Read more »

'Should never have signed', 'Get rid of him'- Lots of Celtic fans blast 'waste of a wage'

© Provided by This is Futbol General view of a section of the stands where Celtic fans are banned Celtic fans have been reacting to comments that have emerged about ... Read more »

The Bank Holiday weekend is going to be wet and windy, but there will be sunny spells at times

© Sam Boal via RollingNews.ie IT’S SET TO be a dull and rainy start to the Bank Holiday weekend.  A Status Yellow rain warning has been issued for Cork and ... Read more »

‘Protégé' grand winner Krizza Neri finally, proudly comes out as a lesbian!

Krizza Neri, the grand winner of GMA Network’s reality talent competition show Protégé: The Battle for the Big Artista Break in 2011, finally came out of her shell and admits ... Read more »

Indigenous folktales come to life with horror short made on Walpole Island

© Taye Alvis, Gaby Shubat Taye Alvis did the shooting for the film on Walpole Island at his aunt’s house. Taye Alvis has been making movies since he was nine-years-old. ... Read more »

Saudi Arabia pledges 2060 target of net-zero emissions

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One of the world’s largest oil producers, Saudi Arabia, announced Saturday it aims to reach “net zero” greenhouse gas emissions by 2060, joining more ... Read more »
On free-english-test.com you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic