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Afghanistan: Taliban say girls, women may study in no-men classrooms

The higher education minister in the govt says women can study in universities, including at post-graduate levels, but that classrooms will be gender-segregated and that Islamic dress is compulsory

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Afghanistan | Taliban | women rights

AP  |  Kabul 

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Afghan women walk by posters of Taliban leaders and flags in Kabul, Afghanistan. Photo: AP/PTI

The higher minister in the new government says women can study in universities, including at post-graduate levels, but that classrooms will be gender-segregated and that Islamic dress is compulsory.

The minister, Abdul Baqi Haqqani, laid out the new policies at a news conference Sunday, several days after Afghanistan's new rulers formed an all-male, all-government.

Haqqani said female university students would be required to wear a hijab but did not elaborate on whether this only meant a compulsory headscarf or also mandatory face coverings.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Sun, September 12 2021. 13:23 IST
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