Afghan universities under Taliban rule separates male and female students with curtain

Afghan universities under Taliban rule separates male and female students with curtain



Afghanistan universities which have resumed under Taliban rule, are seperating male and female students with a curtain down the middle of a classroom.



Teachers and students at universities in Afghanistan's largest cities; Kabul, Kandahar and Herat told Reuters that female students were being segregated in class, taught separately or restricted to certain parts of the campus.



Anjila, a 21-year-old student at Kabul University who returned to find her classroom partitioned said;




"Putting up curtains is not acceptable.

"I really felt terrible when I entered the class ... We are gradually going back to 20 years ago."







Anjila also said that before Talibans took over the country, female students sat separately from males but classrooms were not physically divided.



Photographs shared by Avicenna University in Kabul, and widely circulated on social media, show a grey curtain running down the centre of the classroom, with female students wearing long robes and head coverings but their faces visible.



A document outlining guidelines for resuming class circulated by an association of private universities in Afghanistan listed measures such as the mandatory wearing of hijabs and separate entrances for female students.Latest Post
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