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telegraphindia.com 13 Sep, 2021 00:00 am

Afghanistan women ‘allowed’ to be taught by women

Afghanistan women ‘allowed’ to be taught by women
Taliban officials have said women will be able to study and work in accordance with sharia law and local cultural traditions but strict dress rules will apply

Afghanistan women ‘allowed’ to be taught by women Taliban officials have said women will be able to study and work in accordance with sharia law and local cultural traditions but strict dress rules will apply Haqqani said hijab (religious veils) would be mandatory for all female students but did not specify if this meant headscarves or compulsory face coverings.Advertisement He said female students would be taught by women wherever possible and classrooms would remain separated, in accordance with the movement’s interpretation of Islamic sharia law.All efforts will be made to find and provide women teachers for female students,” he told a news conference in Kabul.Haqqani said hijab (religious veils) would be mandatory for all female students but did not specify if this meant headscarves or compulsory face coverings.

Classrooms would be curtained off to divide male and female students where necessary and teaching could also be done through streaming or closed circuit TV.The minister, Abdul Baqi Haqqani, said the new Taliban government, named last week, would “start building the country on what exists today” and did not want to turn the clock back 20 years to when the movement was last in power.

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