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Female Students Must Wear Burqas While Attending Classes, Urges Taliban’s Religious Police in Ghazni Province

The Taliban’s religious police have issued a new restrictive decree, ordering female students at Ghazni University to cover up their faces while attending classes. The Taliban have suggested wearing burqas – long, loose garments covering the whole body from head to feet, worn in public by women during the Taliban rule in the 1990s.

A reliable source said on Wednesday that the Taliban has issued the new decree in Ghazni province. According to the source, the implementation of the restrictive order is mandatory for all public and nonprofit institutions.

The Taliban’s virtue promoters – also known as the religious police – have insisted that because teachers are not Mahram to female students, girls’ faces should be covered while attending the classes and listening to the teachers.

Female students in Ghazni province have expressed concern over the imposition of such restrictive decrees, saying that they fear the university doors will be closed to them in the near future as it has already happened to schoolgirls above the sixth grades.

New restrictions on female students in Ghazni are being imposed by the Taliban as the group has closed the school doors to girls since gaining power in Afghanistan.

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Source: Hasht-e Subh Daily

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