Taliban Say Women Can No Longer Come To Kabul University

Submitted by News Desk on

Kabul University’s new chancellor, Mohammad Ashraf Ghairat, said on Twitter that women will not be allowed to come to Kabul University for classes or to work “until an Islamic environment is created.”  “As long as real Islamic environment is not provided for all, women will not be allowed to come to University or work. Islam first,” said Ghairat.

Putting aside criticism from many that say Ghairat is not a qualified Chancellor to run the University Ghairat said “due to the shortage of female lecturers, we are working on a plan for male lectures to be able to teach female students from behind a curtain in the classroom. That way an Islamic environment would be created for the female students to get education, he wrote on Twitter.

When the Taliban retook the government last month they promised they were not going to impose draconian rules like they did the last time they were in power from 1996 to 2001.  Since then, the new all-male government has ben formed and when women protested, some were reportedly whipped and beaten by militants.

Mohammad Ashraf Ghairat has previously been quoted by several news organizations as calling for the death of “spy journalist.”  Ghairat has no previous teaching or educational training or experience, something he argued on Twitter is meaningless and that he is qualified.

Mohammad Ashraf Ghairat is the Taliban's new chancellor of Kabul University