The deputy spokesman of the US State Department said that restrictions on women would delay Kabul’s international relations.
“We have seen this now time and time again – denying them education, denying them the ability to work, denying them the ability to participate in the provision of humanitarian assistance that benefits all Afghans,” said Vedant Patel, a spokesman for the US Department of State.
Meanwhile, the Taliban asserted that women’s rights are completely protected in Afghanistan and urged other countries to refrain from meddling in its domestic affairs.
However, since the Taliban-led government took control of power in Afghanistan, the group has intensified its repression of women’s rights and freedom.
The Taliban suppression policy has been slammed by national and international organizations, asserting that it will promote poverty, unemployment, and extremism, harbouring terrorists and threatening global peace and security.
Matiullah Wesa, girls’ education advocate and founder of Pen Path arrested by the Taliban on Monday.
In the past ten years, Wesa, an advocate for human rights and education, has started an education program for thousands of girls living in rural Afghanistan.
The UN Mission in Afghanistan expressed concern about the arrest of Wesa and called on the Taliban to clarify the reason for his arrest and secure all his legal rights.
Wesa’s arrest came amid the start of the new school year in Afghanistan, where the Taliban authorities have not allowed girls beyond grade sixth for the third consecutive year.