The newly appointed Prime Minister of Kabul University in the Taliban bans women from working or studying in educational institutions

The newly appointed Prime Minister of the University of Kabul in the Taliban has banned women from working or studying at the university, he announced on Monday.

This week, a bachelor’s degree, Mohammad Ashram Guyrat, became prime minister of the university after the Taliban fired Kabul University PhD holder Mahmood Othman Baburi.

The decision caused a backlash across educational institutions and encouraged about 70 faculty members, including assistant professors and professors, to resign.

On Monday, Mohammad Ashram Gairat went to Twitter and said he was taking a strict approach in implementing Islam’s own rigorous interpretation, as the Taliban had previously been in power in the 1990s. I sent a signal.

“Forks! I would like to share my words as Prime Minister of Kabul University,” he writes. “Women are not allowed to come to college or work unless a true Islamic environment is provided to everyone. Islam is the first.”

His comments come despite the Taliban’s pledge to be more inclusive and respect human rights, including women.

Last month, Taliban long-time spokesman Zabifra Mujahid said the terrorist group allowed women to work and study, “very active in society, but within the Islamic framework.”

Only a few weeks ago, the Taliban announced that Afghan women could continue to study at university, including at the graduate level, but classrooms were gender-separated and Islamic clothing required.

At a press conference, Deputy Higher Education Minister Abdul Baki Hakani said, “We do not allow boys and girls to study together.” “We do not allow co-education.”

Haqqani said hijab was a must, but did not specify whether this meant a forced headscarf or a forced facial cover.

The Deputy Minister of Higher Education also said that the subjects being taught would be reviewed, but did not elaborate further.

Taliburn’s previous rules from 1996 to 2001 prohibited women and girls from attending school or working, and only publicly allowed them when accompanied by a male family member or husband. I did. Many were (often publicly) punished if they did not follow strict measures.

Music and art were also banned, with the exception of some religious chanting. The organization destroyed all cassette tapes, banned CDs, musical instruments, and songs, but even outlawed the captured songbirds commonly found on the market.

Condemning Mohammad Ashram Guyrat’s employment, last week the Afghan teachers union sent a letter to the government demanding that his appointment be revoked.

He has also been badly criticized on social media for his lack of academic experience.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told The New York Times that Ghairat’s announcement that women could not return to Kabul University could be “his own personal view.”

Catabella Roberts


Katabella Roberts is a reporter currently based in Turkey. She focuses primarily on the United States and covers the news and business of The Epoch Times.