Taliban Acting Minister of Education, Noorullah Munir, stated that parents in Afghanistan do not want their daughters to go to school due to the current situation.
During a speech in Uruzgan province in central Afghanistan on Sunday, the 11th of September, Noorullah Munir, the Taliban’s Acting Minister of Education, stated that people do not want to send their 16-year-old daughters to school because of the current circumstances.
While Afghan girls in grades six and above have been forcibly kept out of school for more than a year, the Taliban official made the statement shifting the blame on parents.
Some schools in the southern provinces of Afghanistan were opened to girls in an unprecedented measure, but after almost two weeks they ceased operations and the girls in Gardiz, the Paktia province’s capital, began protesting.
The girls reportedly encountered closed gates and were scattered by the Taliban with aerial fire on Sunday as they went to school hoping to find happiness and receive an education.
Even though the Taliban group has been urged to reopen girls’ schools and has been sanctioned by the international community, the issue has not yet been addressed.
The travel exemptions for the acting ministers of education and higher education were not renewed the previous time the travel ban exemption was issued for another 13 Taliban officials because schools deny girls the right to an education.
Even while the Taliban has previously claimed that the suspension of girls’ schools is “not permanent”, the group has done little to nothing to solve the issue, which prevents hundreds of thousands of girl students in grades above sixth from receiving an education.