On Sunday, the new Taliban ruler of Afghanistan described that Afghan women can pursue their studies in universities or any other private or public institutions if the classrooms or building structures are separated for men and women.
Abdul Baqi Haqqani (the acting education minister of the Taliban), while giving the novel strategy at a news meeting in Kabul, backed the gender segregation of students, said that co-education is totally against Afghan cultural traditions as well as Islamic rules.
Abdul Baqi Haqqani explained that just women educators would be permitted to teach girls, and there would be no deficiency of ladies teaching staff. In case if it is really mandatory, a male teacher would be allowed to teach female students without breaking Islamic law.
The country won’t accept a co-education system
He added that male teachers could teach girls but in the presence of Sharia, and it would be mandatory to teach from behind the curtain or implement a video screen sharing system and other such facilities. Haqqani also stressed other Taliban regulators who want to preserve the gains the country has made in the education area in the last 2 decades, but the country won’t accept any co-education concept.
The minister further said that it isn’t that the Taliban government will start afresh; no, it will build on the milestones reached until now but with better attention. In Afghanistan, under the Taliban supremacy during 1996-2001, human rights, and especially women’s rights, were significantly diminished that pushed Afghanistan into international isolation.
The insurgent group had launched a cruel justice system. Moreover, females were not allowed to go outside of their homes without a man, and females weren’t allowed to get an education by that time.
Around a month ago, while occupying the power, the fundamentalist group had pledged to secure human rights and permit girls to work or continue studies so they could be in touch with the global community and get financial support to face several catastrophes in the nation.
Earlier week, the group organized a cracker all-male govt., a few days after America and other Western coalition evacuated their armies from the country, closing around 20-year long of involvement in the battle against the Taliban.
The international community, especially America, is monitoring if the insurgent group has truly changed and relaxed their tough rules and regulations of the past ahead of making contact with the new leaders of Afghanistan.