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Photos: No university education for women, announces Taliban

Published on Dec 21, 2022 08:20 PM IST

Afghanistan's Taliban rulers have banned university education for women nationwide, provoking condemnation from various countries and the United Nations over another assault on human rights. Despite initially promising a more moderate rule respecting rights for women and minorities, the Taliban have widely implemented their interpretation of Islamic law since they seized power in August 2021.

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A female university student walks in front of a university gate in Kandahar Province on December 21. Afghanistan's Taliban rulers a day earlier, ordered women nationwide to stop attending private and public universities effective immediately and until further notice. (AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 21, 2022 08:20 PM IST

A female university student walks in front of a university gate in Kandahar Province on December 21. Afghanistan's Taliban rulers a day earlier, ordered women nationwide to stop attending private and public universities effective immediately and until further notice. (AFP)

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Taliban security personnel stand guard at the entrance gate of a university in Jalalabad on Wednesday. Hundreds of young women were stopped by armed guards on from entering Afghan university campuses, a day after the nation's Taliban rulers banned them from higher education in another assault on human rights, AFP reported.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 21, 2022 08:20 PM IST

Taliban security personnel stand guard at the entrance gate of a university in Jalalabad on Wednesday. Hundreds of young women were stopped by armed guards on from entering Afghan university campuses, a day after the nation's Taliban rulers banned them from higher education in another assault on human rights, AFP reported.(AFP)

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Afghan women students stand outside the Kabul University in Kabul, Afghanistan, on December 21, “Do not make education political!” members of the Unity and Solidarity of Afghanistan Women told AP, “Once again university is banned for women, we do not want to be eliminated!” (Ebrahim Noroozi / AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 21, 2022 08:20 PM IST

Afghan women students stand outside the Kabul University in Kabul, Afghanistan, on December 21, “Do not make education political!” members of the Unity and Solidarity of Afghanistan Women told AP, “Once again university is banned for women, we do not want to be eliminated!” (Ebrahim Noroozi / AP)

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A Taliban security personnel is seen standing guard along a road in Kabul on December 21. The Taliban-led administration has not given a reason for the ban or reacted to the fierce and swift global condemnation of it.(Wakil Kohsar / AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 21, 2022 08:20 PM IST

A Taliban security personnel is seen standing guard along a road in Kabul on December 21. The Taliban-led administration has not given a reason for the ban or reacted to the fierce and swift global condemnation of it.(Wakil Kohsar / AFP)

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Male university students attend a class bifurcated by a curtain separating males and females at a  university in Kandahar Province on December 21. Afghan political analyst Ahmad Saeedi said that the latest decision by the Taliban authorities may have closed the door to winning international acceptance. (AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 21, 2022 08:20 PM IST

Male university students attend a class bifurcated by a curtain separating males and females at a  university in Kandahar Province on December 21. Afghan political analyst Ahmad Saeedi said that the latest decision by the Taliban authorities may have closed the door to winning international acceptance. (AFP)

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In this file photo from October 13, female Afghan students arrive for entrance exams at Kabul University in Kabul. UN experts said last month that the Taliban's treatment of women and girls in Afghanistan may amount to a crime against humanity, AP reported.(Wakil Kohsar / AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 21, 2022 08:20 PM IST

In this file photo from October 13, female Afghan students arrive for entrance exams at Kabul University in Kabul. UN experts said last month that the Taliban's treatment of women and girls in Afghanistan may amount to a crime against humanity, AP reported.(Wakil Kohsar / AFP)

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In this file photo from March 17, female students from the faculties of Engineering and Computer Science attend their graduation ceremony at Benawa University in Kandahar. Qatar and Pakistan, both Muslim countries, have expressed their disappointment at the university ban and urged authorities to reconsider their decision. (Javed Tanveer / AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 21, 2022 08:20 PM IST

In this file photo from March 17, female students from the faculties of Engineering and Computer Science attend their graduation ceremony at Benawa University in Kandahar. Qatar and Pakistan, both Muslim countries, have expressed their disappointment at the university ban and urged authorities to reconsider their decision. (Javed Tanveer / AFP)

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