Classes Resumed in Afghanistan :the Taliban ordered women attending private Afghan universities to cover their head
INTERNATIONAL: The Taliban ordered women attending private Afghan universities to wear an abaya robe and niqab covering most of the face. They also said that classes must be segregated by sex - or at least divided by a curtain.
The Taliban diktat said that female students should only be taught by other women, but if that was not possible then "old men" of good character could fill in.
Women must also end their lesson five minutes earlier than men to stop them from mingling outside, the Taliban order further said.
The decree, said Taliban, applies to private colleges and universities, which have mushroomed since their first rule ended in 2001. During that period, girls and women were mostly excluded from education because of rules regarding same-sex classrooms and the insistence they had to be accompanied by a male relative whenever they leave the house.
Colleges and higher education institutions opened in Afghanistan on Monday after remaining closed for months, first due to coronavirus disease (Covid-19) and later because of chaos in the war-torn country.
The India Today
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