Monday November 15, 2021

Malala Fears Taliban will Keep Girls Out of School

Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai on Sunday said that she was concerned that the Taliban’s block on girls’ education in Afghanistan will not be temporary, as claimed.

Malala, who was shot by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in 2012 for campaigning for girls’ education, told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show that “I’m afraid that this ban that they have announced right now that they’re calling temporary might not actually be temporary.”

A similar ban in 1996 “lasted for five years”, she pointed out.

After seizing power in August, the Taliban in September excluded girls from returning to secondary school while ordering boys back to class.

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