Update: May 23, 2022 02:08 STI
Kabul [Afghanistan]May 23 (ANI): Top Taliban leader Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai has spoken out in favor of women’s rights to education and said it is the government’s responsibility to provide them with a safe education in the country.
Addressing a rally to mark the anniversary of the death of Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour, former leader of the Islamic emirate, Stanikzai said women should enjoy their rights based on Afghan culture and Islamic values , reported Tolo News.
“Women cannot even ask for their inheritance. They are deprived of the right to education. Where will women learn the lessons of Sharia? Women make up half of the Afghan population,” he said. .
Stanikzai criticized the small budget for development in economic sectors and also said that due to the economic challenges, people have been forced to leave the country.
“We don’t have a chair in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), we don’t have a chair in the United Nations and we don’t have a political office in Europe,” he said.
Speaking at the same rally, another Taliban leader, Mullah Mohammad Yaqub, criticized economic sanctions against Afghanistan, Tolo News reported.
“They imposed economic sanctions on Afghanistan and plotted against us in Afghanistan,” he said.
The Taliban’s decision to ban female students above sixth grade from attending school has drawn widespread criticism nationally and internationally.
In addition, the Taliban regime which took control of Kabul in August last year has restricted women’s rights and freedoms, with women largely excluded from the labor market due to the economic crisis and restrictions. (ANI)