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The Taliban demand women to wear niqab in universities

18:49, 05 September 2021
The Taliban demand women to wear niqab in universities Photo: Стрингер/РИА Новости

All women are demanded to wear niqab with leaving their eyes open while they attending colleges or universities, the Taliban* said in the run-up to the new academic year.


The men and women will be segregated during the educational process.According to the Taliban's policy, only female or elderly male teachers in good standing are allowed to give classes to women in Afghanistan

In addition, the Taliban insist that all universities should provide a separate entrance for women to prevent male students from interacting with them.

The previous Taliban authorities in the 90's were stricter in this regard as women were allowed to have only the primary education and they couldn’t leave the house without a fully cover-faced burqa and being accompanied by men.

During the last years, Afghan women weren’t obliged to wear burqa or niqab. Moreover, the educational level among women has risen dramatically over the last 20 years without the Taliban in power since 2001. 

The women had the access to private foreign schools where they were able to get an education avoiding discrimination. Thousands of Afghan women came out to protest in front of the Presidential palace to preserve their rights. 

Nonetheless, it’s been widely reported that the Taliban was prepared to establish the new Afghan government on Thursday over a critical state of economy and calamities that hit the country and led to numerous casualties at the end of summer.

*Taliban is a terror organization banned in the US, Russia, and many other countries.