Afghanistan: Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said that putting a ban on education for females is a critical and serious concern for Afghanistan and the children of the nation. Canada-based news organization revealed the statement, said Khaama Press on Tuesday.
During the interview, former President Karzai further added that providing education to girls and children in the nation is a big issue which should be resolved as education is the foundation stone of a nation’s well-being as well as other societies.
The reports further stated that he expressed his sheer concern and worried regarding the young people leaving the nation at a high rate ever since the Taliban captured and took over the control of Afghanistan. This invasion further turned into a massive loss-bearing incident for the country.
The escape of the young people, specifically educated ones, makes it more disastrous for the nation as the country suffers from many other factors as well before, and leaving the young individual in such a high number creates a lack of human capital, said former President Karzai in a quote.
In addition, after seizing power in August 2021, the de facto authorities have taken steps to restrict the women’s and girls movement for freedom while also restricting them from attending secondary schools along with excluding a majority of women workforce, banning women from using public restrooms and gyms as well, as per the reports from Afghan New Agency.
Moreover, draconian restrictions have been imposed forcefully by the Taliban on the rights of freedom of expression and speech, association, and assembly and movement for girls and women. Additionally, the authorities from the Taliban also faced heavy criticism from international and national levels for banning female students from gaining education above grade six in the nation’s schools.
Notably, several international bodies, including the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the United Nations, have expressed deep concern over the current restrictions on the education and work of women and girls. The basic rights of women have been violated since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, said Milap News Network.