Written by By Staff Writer
Taliban has issued a statement, published on its official social media site on Friday, after a recent report about its educational rights record for girls and discrimination against women was deemed by experts to be inaccurate.
The report, published by Unicef in Afghanistan , suggested that the Taliban had barred girls from attending school since its 1996-2001 rule. It also declared Taliban to be very hostile to women’s education.
By saying “We consider education as women’s important right, but if they (girls) do not want to go to school, they are free to stay at home, in this regard we have allowed parents to make their decisions and they could not accept female students for educational reasons. They are free to talk to each other and give each other advice. We made education as best as we could, and today we are talking about our latest achievements with the knowledge of history. We also opened 34 girls’ colleges with different courses, and now we are in the process of building more schools.”