Contrary to the reported softer image they’re seeking to portray to the world the Taliban has allegedly been anything but. The Taliban initially claimed that women and girls would be able to return to class and their posts as teachers although that lasted about a week. This particular bit of information comes just days after it was announced that women would not be allowed to return to work either with men replacing them in most departments and buildings nationwide.
As the weekend kicked off, Taliban insurgents announced that only boys could return to school and their teaching posts while females could not. The move in fact makes Afghanistan once again the only country on earth to have such a mandate barring females from school. It has made the country a battleground yet again for women who once just weeks ago had the very freedoms they so dramatically longed for.
Similarly in the 1990 ‘s, the terror cell did not actually issue a proclamation barring girls’ schools in the country but outright kept them closed. At that period of time, Taliban terrorists argued that security needed to be improved for such schools but they kept them closed regardless of said security having improved.